The Politics of Ethics: Methods for Acting, Learning, and Sometimes Fighting With Others in…

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byRichard P. Nielsen

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The Politics of Ethics examines the obstacles to behaving ethically in organizations. Blending insights from behavioral science, action theory, and moral philosophy, Nielsen constructs a powerful framework for evaluating the strategies organizations employ to foster organizational ethics. Thebook scrutinizes several popular methods of overcoming obstacles to ethical behavior--ethics compliance codes, win-lose or win-win negotiating, whistle-blowing, dialog methods, due process systems--and weighs the strengths and weaknesses of each.

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The Politics of Ethics examines the obstacles to behaving ethically in organizations. Blending insights from behavioral science, action theory, and moral philosophy, Nielsen constructs a powerful framework for evaluating the strategies organizations employ to foster organizational ethics. Thebook scrutinizes several popular methods of ...

Richard P. Nielsen is at Boston College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 5.98 × 9.25 × 0.71 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 13:9780195096668

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Obstacles to Ethical Organization Behavior3. A Politics of Ethics Framework Based on Action-Learning4. Single-Loop, Win-Lose Forcing Methods5. Single-Loop, Win-Win Methods6. Double-Loop, Dialog Methods7. Friendly Disentangling: Triple-Loop Dialog I8. Friendly Upbuilding: Triple-Loop Dialog II9. Varieties of Postmodernism: Triple-Loop Dialog III10. Internal Due-Process Systems: Ethics Processing Machines11. Single-, Double-, and Triple-Loop Politics: Overcoming Obstacles to Ethical Organization Behavior12. Conclusion: Proteus as Organization CitizenAppendix: Varieties of Dialectic Change ProcessesReferencesIndex