July 2008
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The Public Manager

Genocide and the Ethics of Public Management

Friday, July 18, 2008

I met Ambassador Krueger and his wife and coauthor, Kathleen, at the American

Society for Public Administrations (ASPAs) annual conference in Dallas


earlier this year.After reading their book and chatting further with the authors,

it occurred to me that the couples firsthand experiences in Burundi might help

shed light on a cloudy applied topic: the ethics of public serviceparticularly


in the face of such horrific human rights violations.

In effect, how should a public servant behave and w

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