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This volume follows two earlier projects undertaken by Frederickson (1993) and Frederickson and Ghere (2005) to present collections of theoretical essays and empirical analyses on administrative ethics. Three years before the publication of the first volume —Frederickson's Ethics and Public Administration — the National Commission on the Public Service released Leadership for America (also known as the Volcker Commission Report) that attested to "the quiet crisis" in government whereby "too many of the best of the nation's senior executives are ready to leave government, and not enough of its most talented young people are willing to join. This erosion in the attractiveness in public service at all levels — most specifically in the federal civil service — undermines the ability of government to respond effectively to the needs and aspirations of the American people, and ultimately damages the democratic process itself."

This volume presents part of the solution.

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From Ethics in Public Management by H. George Frederickson and Richard K. Ghere. The book's introduction is archived here by by permission of Taylor and Francis Group LLC, a division of Informa plc. Permission documentation is on file.


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New York, NY