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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 Cost of Dying
Moral choices at the end of life
- Affirmative Action for Athletes (case)
Should colleges give athletes an edge in admissions?
- The New Digital Divide (video)
The gap between those who have high-speed wired broadband Internet access, and those who don't
- Markkula Ethics Center Milestones
Highlights from the Center's first 25 years