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A Public Policy and Management Subject in the Institutions and Context Domain

Ethics, Rights and Accountability

This subject under the Institutions and Context domain deals with the principles of management ethics, with a particular focus on the application of  these principles in the public sector. These course generally include a consideration of the meaning of ethics and an introduction to the concept of ethical competence. Some courses will examine the specific ethical frameworks that govern the work of public servants, ministers, legislators and other government officials. Specific topics include: conflict of interest, accountability, political neutrality, service to the public, codes of conduct, principal-agent theory, stakeholder theory and “the new public management.”


 Teaching and Advisory Topics in Ethics and Accountability

 Compass Courses on Ethics and Accountability

  Toronto PPG-2011: Ethics and the Public Interest
  Harvard DPI-201: The Responsibilities of Public Action

 Concepts, References and Reports on Ethics and Accountability

  Reference Collections in Ethics and Accountability
  Study Reports addressing Ethics and Accountability

 Related Public Management Subjects

  Oversight, Risk Management and Control
  Budgeting and Financial Management
  Democratic Institutions and the Policy Process

 Additional Resources on Ethics and Accountability

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