Books

Ethics Books

Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have the right to do and what is right to do.
– Potter Stewart

Better Ethics NOW: How to Avoid the Ethics Disaster You Never Saw Coming (Second Edition)
Description: “Real world tools to prevent ethics problems.”
Author: Christopher Bauer, PH.D.
Publisher: Aab-Hill Business Books
Date: 2008
ISBN: 978-0-9765863-4-0

The Ethical Planning Practitioner
Description: Guidebook based on the AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
Author: Jerry Weitz
Publisher: APA Planners Press
Date: 2016
ISBN: 978-1-61190-081-1

Texas Municipal Law and Procedure Manual
Description: Statues, recent cases, and attorney general opinions affecting Texas municipalities.
Author: Alan Bojorquez
Publisher: Texas Municipal Clerks Education Center
Date: 2015

The Ethics of Dissent
Description: Managing Guerrilla Government
Author: Rosemary O’Leary
Publisher: Sage
Date: 2014
ISBN: 978-1-4522-2631-6

935 Lies
Description: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity
Author: Charles Lewis
Publisher: Public Affairs
Date: 2014
ISBN: 978-1-61039-117-7

Ethics Moments in Government
Description: Cases and Controversies
Author: Donald C. Menzel
Publisher: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group
Date: 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4398-0690-6

The Ethics Primer for Public Administrators in Government and Nonprofit Organizations
Description: Guide to the Ethical Responsibilities and Challenges of Public Service
Author: James Svara
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Publishers
Date: 2007
ISBN: 978-0-7637-3626-2

Bargaining for Development
Description: A Handbook on Development
Author: David L. Callies, Daniel L. Curtin, Jr., Julie A. Tappendorf
Publisher: Environmental Law Institute
Date: 2003
ISBN: 1-58576-061-7

Scandal Proof
Description: Do Ethics Laws Make Government Ethical?
Author: G. Calvin Mackenzie with Michael Hafken
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Date: 2002
ISBN: 0-8157-5403-5

The Appearance of Impropriety
Description: How the Ethics Wars Have Undermined American Government, Business and Society
Author: Peter W. Morgan and Glenn H. Reynolds
Publisher: The Free Press
Date: 1997
ISBN: 0-884-82764-6

 

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