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Ethics and Integrity of Governance

Ethics and Integrity of Governance

Perspectives Across Frontiers

New Horizons in Public Policy series

Edited by Leo W.J.C. Huberts, Jeroen Maesschalk and Carole L. Jurkiewicz

This book provides critical, up-to-date reviews on the field of ethics and integrity of governance, along with fresh future perspectives. Focusing on Europe and the US, it addresses the key dimensions of public service values, the integrity and rationality of governance, ethics management, and the ethics of governance politics. In each of these four areas, leading international scholars tackle the main issues and controversies facing the world today. The final chapter synthesizes these views and provides an ambitious and critical outline for future work in the field of ethics and integrity of governance. Emanating from the much heralded ‘transatlantic dialogue’, this study integrates both the European and American perspectives into a common voice for action.

Chapter 3: A Revolution in Organizational Values: Change and Recalibration

Carole L. Jurkiewicz and Robert A. Giacalone

Subjects: business and management, organisation studies, politics and public policy, leadership, public policy, regulation and governance


Carole L. Jurkiewicz and Robert A. Giacalone INTRODUCTION Inarguably, societal changes over the past 30 years have made the practice of public administration in the twenty-first century dramatically different from what it was in the past (Drucker, 1995). Reacting to and, in fewer instances, preparing for the rapid shifts in technology and globalization, coupled with the political instability challenging leaders and alliances throughout the world has forced upon the public sector a culture that must monitor change as a fact of existence. This monumental shift in traditional bureaucratic orientation has led to numerous changes in the methods and measurements by which we aspire toward the public good, many-well documented in the literature as deriving from specific tangible requirements, such as budgets, transportation and administrative processes. Yet a near invisible and certainly heretofore unarticulated challenge to traditional practices may, it can be debated, have had an even more powerful influence in shifting the practice and promise of public administration and is increasingly worthy of both attention and accommodation. Dramatic and wide-ranging values shifts have measurably and progressively coalesced among industrialized countries since World War II (Inglehart, 1997), leading some to conclude that we are witnessing a global change in worldview (see Ray, 1996; Ray and Rinzler, 1993) and, concomitantly, the expectations of the citizenry as well as those in the public employ. Empirical evidence indicates that these values are gradually becoming predominant among postindustrial societies and being echoed in developing nations (Abramson and Inglehart, 1992; Inglehart and...

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