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Articles, cases, and links on creating a culture of ethics and values in government from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. The Center offers a national program in local government ethics that brings public officials together with Center staff and scholars to analyze real-world ethical issues in public service and to develop innovative tools and programs to address them.
Online Resources in Government Ethics
The importance of creating public trust
Basic information for officeholders and citizens
Materials on conflict of interest, budgeting, campaigning, etc.
Scenarios on personal vs. public morality, insider information, etc.
Judy Nadler comments on government ethics
Annotated list of Internet resources
Government Ethics Program Overview
Workshops, Presentations, and Training
Quarterly meetings for council members, mayors, city managers, county supervisors, and others.
- The Dalai Lama on Business, Ethics, and Compassion
Video from the Dalai Lama's visit to SCU
- Lying to Be Nice
A case study for students
- Conscience and its Consequences
Roy Bourgeois tells his story
- Social Media: Challenges for Government
Ethical issues for public officials in the digital world