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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.
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Protecting Mother Earth and All Her Children
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craigslist founder describes Center's effort to increase trustworthiness in news
- Guide to the Ethics of Climate Neutrality
Fellows complete guide for university sustainability
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