PADM 0660 - Ethics and Accountability

Credits: 3

The focus of this course is on the obligations of the public administrator and on the unique ethical and moral dilemmas posed by public service. These range from the far from uncommon circumstances where there seem to be conflicting, ambiguous claims of good to the frequent need to choose among one’s responsibilities to elected officials, organizational superiors, professional standards, regime values, one’s organization, one’s loved ones and friends, and, not least, individual conscience. These issues will be addressed from a number of philosophical and situational perspectives, including the discussion of various ethical case dilemmas.

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