What is it about?

The main aim of this article is to compare and contrast the changes introduced in Canada and Switzerland as a result of public management reforms and explore the ethical challenges they entail.

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Why is it important?

We offer an interesting model relating to methods of behaviour regulation in an ethical public service and the need to ensure that the public good and the public interest remain at the core of public servants identity.

Perspectives

Writing this article with Daniel J. Caron (a well-known Canadian federal public manager as well as scholar at the time of the publication) was a great pleasure. This article had a great impact among public managers willing to better understand ethical issues in their own public organization.

David Giauque
Universite de Lausanne

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This page is a summary of: Civil servant identity at the crossroads: new challenges for public administrations, International Journal of Public Sector Management, October 2006, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/09513550610685989.
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