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This book is indispensable to the field of public administration; a discipline which labored far too long under the illusion that morals were somebody else's business. The nearly effortless way that administrative agencies can slide into routine practices that wreak havoc requires our constant attention. If we don't learn from what the authors' have to say in this book, we are consigned to more tragedies like those they describe. Frank Anechiarico, Hamilton College, USA "The field of public administration rightly salutes public service as a normative good. However, this indispensable volume also rightly reminds us that public bureaucracies are capable of immense evil. Now in its fifth edition,UnmaskingAdministrative Evil should be required reading in master of public administration and policy programs and among civil servants everywhere." David Rosenbloom, American University, USA

Danny L. Balfour is Professor of Public Administration at Grand Valley State University, USA, where he teaches public management, ethics, organization theory, strategic management, and history of the Holocaust. He has served as book review editor for Public Administration Review, was the founding managing editor of the Journal of Public Affairs Education, and serves on the editorial board of several public affairs journals. Guy B. Adams is Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs in the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri, USA. He has more than 60 publications, including books, book chapters, and articles in top national and international public administration journals, and served for many years as the co-editor-in-chief of the American Review of Public Administration. In 2017, Adams received the Dwight Waldo Award from the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA) and the Lifetime Achievement Award from ASPA's Section on Ethics and Integrity in Governance. Ashley E. Nickels is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Kent State University, USA. As an interdisciplinary scholar, her research focuses on issues of power, privilege, and democratic participation in the fields of urban politics, nonprofit management, and public administration, and she is highly influenced by her years working in feminist community activism. Dr. Nickels is the author of the forthcoming book, Power Participation and Protest in Flint, Michigan and co-editor (with Jason D. Rivera) of Community Development and Public Administration Theory(Routledge, 2018). She also serves on the board of editors for theJournal of Public Affairs Education,and as chair-elect of ARNOVA's section on Community and Grassroots Associations.

Previous edition: Unmasking administrative evil / by Guy B. Adams and Danny L. Balfour.

Acknowledgements Introduction and Overview Part I: What is Administrative Evil? 1. The Dynamics of Evil and Administrative Evil 2. Compliance, Technical Rationality, and Administrative Evil Part II: History and Cases 3. Administrative Evil Unmasked: The Holocaust and Public Service 4. Administrative Evil in the 21st Century: Abu Ghraib, Moral Inversion, and Torture Policy 5. Public Policy and Administrative Evil: Mass Incarceration and Surplus Populations 6. The Flint Water Disaster: From "Emergency Management" to Administrative Evil Part III: The Future of Ethics in Praetorian Times 7. Administrative Evil and Public Ethics in Praetorian Times 8. Towards a New Context for Public Ethics Afterword: Expiating Evil and Administrative Evil Appendix A: Foreword to the Third Edition, Philip G. Zimbardo Appendix B: Foreword to the Second Edition, Charles B. Perrow Appendix C: Foreword to the First Edition, Curtis Ventriss References Index About the Authors

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Titre: Unmasking Administrative Evil
Code EAN: 9781138362079
ISBN: 978-1-138-36207-9
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Taylor and Francis
Genre: Philosophie
nombre de pages: 248
Poids: g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm
Année: 2019
Auflage: 5. A.