Understanding renewed Public Service Ethos (PSE) in public management: policy, purpose, and pedagogy

Shand, Rory; Parker, Steven and Elliott, Catherine (2022). Understanding renewed Public Service Ethos (PSE) in public management: policy, purpose, and pedagogy. In: Diamond, John and Liddle, Joyce eds. Reimagining Public Sector Management: A New Age of Renewal and Renaissance? Critical Perspectives on International Public Sector Management, 7. Emerald.

Abstract

Public service ethos (PSE) is traditionally associated with public administration, bureaucracy, and frontline response. Thinkers such as Aristotle and Weber embedded ideas of public virtue and vocation, yet new managerialism, as well as changes to public services management challenge traditional notions of PSE. Recent events such as the Covid – 19 pandemic, counter terrorism, and government austerity agendas have put PSE back into the public eye. In this chapter we examine the context for a renewed PSE as a crucial aspect of resilience for workers in public services and public management. We focus on three areas that we feel are important for PSE: policy, purpose and pedagogy., and how a renewed PSE can inform pedagogy in the discipline, renewing ideas of vocation in public administration training.

Viewing alternatives

Download history

Item Actions

Export

About

Recommendations