Good government—sometimes that ideal gets buried under headlines about conflicts of interest, cronyism, and campaign finance irregularities.
But at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, we work to promote trust in government by using a framework for ethical decision making. We convene government leaders to share best practices and receive training on fairness, transparency, integrity, and the other elements of values-based government.
The Brown Act: Traps for the Unwary
Government Ethics Stories
A sin of omission?
Misrepresenting an opponent's position
The proper relationship between a campaign and an independent expenditure committee
A campaign manager signals the candidate's wishlist.
Conflicts of interest in campaigns
A candidate's friend becomes a bidder on a government contract