The subject of ethics is currently an extensive concern in the field of public management. Ethics, and ethics-related subjects, have begun to occupy a prominent place in the literature of the field, on the agendas of professional meetings, and in the educational programs which train future managers. 1 Many hope that the effects of this renewed focus on ethical questions will be salutary. If it has no other consequence than to raise the ethical consciousness of public managers—to make them more sensitive to the important normative dimensions of their work—its purpose will have been at least partly achieved. Still, one is left with the disquieting feeling that ethical “awareness” alone is not the total solution.