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PA 507 Ethics of Public Service

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: none
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Analyzes and discusses the role of ethics for the practice of public administration. The development of ethical codes is traced from moral and constitutional roots. Explores the conflicts faced by program managers between ethical behavior and political/program expediency utilizing case studies and legal precedents. Focuses on the role of organizational, societal, and individual values in ethical public administration, consequences of ethical and unethical behaviors, and models for resolving ethical and values-based conflict in public organizations.