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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
Challenge for public officials in the areas of fairness, transparency, conflicts of interest, etc.
Materials on conflict of interest, budgeting, campaigning, etc.
Scenarios on personal vs. public morality, insider information, etc.
Resources for student leaders including sample ethics codes and case studies
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 Dignity of Nature
Kenneth Manaster, SCU School of Law professor, reflects on his decades of work in environmental law
Dec 3, 2015
- 2015 Annual Report
A closer look at the ethical challenges taken on this past year, along with some of the solutions.
- Our Future on a Shared Planet
Cardinal Turkson delivers keynote address at climate conference
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