Ethics, Rights, and Accountability

… one of the core Subjects in Public Management

ethics2Subject description

This public management subject, within the Institutions and Context domain, deals with the principles of ethical reasoning. It prepares students to address ethical dilemmas and difficult public management issues that have no easy solutions, no right or wrong answers in order to conduct their work effectively and fairly. It centers on the dynamic relationships between public professionals and the people, organizations, and society they serve.

The core topics and concepts of Ethics, Rights, and Accountability are listed below with the concepts in alphabetical order. The core concepts are organized by topic in the Atlas module, Atlas111M Ethics.

Core normed topics
The Study of Ethics in Public Policy and Management

Moral Philosophy and Political Philosophy

Ends, Means, and Cost-Benefit Analysis

Paternalism and the Welfare State

Human Rights, Liberty and Limits

Responsibility and Accountability

Core concepts
The Study of Ethics in Public Policy and Management

Framing Effect

Ideas in Good Currency

Procedural Fairness

Transparency

Moral Philosophy and Political Philosophy

Liberal Democracy

Liberalism

Ends, Means, and Cost-Benefit Analysis

Dirty Hands

The Means and Ends Dilemma

Paternalism and the Welfare State

Enforcement

Fiduciary Duty

Legitimate Coercion

Procedural Fairness

Paternalism and the Welfare State

Enforcement

Fiduciary Duty

Legitimate Coercion

Procedural Fairness

Responsibility and Accountability

Abuse of Authority

Accountability

Accountability Framework

Compliance

Delegation Matrix

Delegation of Authority

Due Diligence

Management Accountability Framework

Thompson’s Three Models of Public Sector Accountability

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified on 15 February 2017.

Image: CNN.com, at http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/15/business/women-work-ethics/, accessed 11 March 2016.