***Turabian (Author-Date) Style
the final essays will require students to conduct research of both web-based and peer reviewed journals to support the essay responses. There are three essay questions
and students will have to use our textbooks as well as other external
sources as part of the assignment. Researching key ideas is helpful for
students to familiarize themselves with web-based sources and peer reviewed
journals that address public service ethics topics.
use articles from scholarly journals and websites to research assigned topics. These resources should supplement course readings and should also be utilized in framing responses to the essay questions.Scholarly articles are published in academic journals and they are peer reviewed. Full citations and references will be given for them, in correct Turabian parenthetic citation and reference list format.
Please write essays on the three topics shown below.
Each essay will:
Be 1-2 single-space pages in length, not including quotations, lists, citations, or references.
Correctly use Turabian author/date parenthetic citation and reference list style to cite sources.
Avoid plagiarism (see Course Overview).
Have a heading that identifies the topic.
Include a title page.
1. Constitutional value. Identify a Constitutional principle or value that interests you and show how it appears in contemporary discussions about the public sector generally or public administration in particular.
2. Sectoral expectations. Discuss how public expectations of career professionals working in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors differ. The discussion should, at minimum, include the relationship with elected officials, responsiveness to the public, and the varying ethical dilemmas confronted by each in carrying out their duties.
3. Conflict of interest. Discuss the concept of conflict of interest relative to the idea of the public interest. Research a specific conflict of interest law and include in your essay:
Who is covered by this conflict of interest law, distinguishing between elected officials, political appointees and members of boards and commissions, and career professionals.
The activities restricted by the law.
Characteristics of the body responsible for carrying out the law.
The process of handling complaints filed under the law.
What you find interesting about the law and its potential effects on government.
Cite, reference, and discuss at least one scholarly article (see Course Overview) and two websites for ***each of the three essay topics.
Cite, reference, and discuss concepts from course readings. (books below,2)
Title: The Ethics Primer for Public Administrators in Government and Nonprofit Organizations
Author: James H. Svara
Title: American Public Service: Constitutional And Ethical Foundations
Authors: Sheila Kennedy; David Schultz
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