Professional Leadership in Local Government

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Ruth H. DeHoog, Professor and Director of the MPA Program (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Local public service professionals are experts who temper their use of expertise with public service ethics. Public service ethics differ from the ethical codes of most professions in that they stress external accountability. Ethical codes of private sector professions create a sense of responsibility to the profession and help undergird professional autonomy. Public service ethics emphasize public responsibility and help create public accountability. City and county managers show how public service ethics can help make experts accountable to the public.

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International Journal of Public Administration 16 (1993): 2023-2049
Language: English
Date: 1993

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