Discuss if the Healy’s motivation for accepting the Red Cross presidency is in line with the public service motives?

Write a one to two page paper exploring the use of the defense “insanity.” Please use one (or more) of the following examples for you analysis, and be sure to use appropriate APA formatting and citations:

  • John Hinkley
  • Lorena Bobbitt
  • Jonathan Schmitz

Issues and Dilemmas of Contemporary Public Administration

In 3-4 pages, discuss public interest, administrative responsibility and some of the recent ethical obligations confronting public administrators in their day to day decision making. Also examine the recent trend in privatizing government functions and discuss if it posses any dilemma for the attainment of public interest. Be sure to use relevant examples to illustrate your point.

Case Study 11:  Who Brought Bernadine Healy Down?

Questions for Case study 11

  1. Identify and discuss the public service culture present in the case and explain why Wise argue that public service motivation is found more in the government than in private sector.
  2. Discuss if the Healy’s motivation for accepting the Red Cross presidency is in line with the public service motives?
  3. Discuss what the case study indicates about the modern complexities of professional personnel in the public setting?
  4. Does the Wise reading offer some specific answers to contemporary problems of public personnel motivation? If so, how?
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