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Ethics and Accountability in a Context of Governance and New Public Management : EGPA Yearbook - Annie Hondeghem

Ethics and Accountability in a Context of Governance and New Public Management

EGPA Yearbook

By: Annie Hondeghem (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1998
ISBN: 9789051994193
Number Of Pages: 314

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Ethics and accountability have become important themes for modern government, as in most of the countries there is a severe crisis of legitimacy. Increasingly there is a feeling that performance management alone will not solve this crisis. Citizens also expect from politicians and public servants ethical responsible conduct. As to the ethics, however, there is a problem. Governance and new public management have raised new problems which cannot be solved by referring to the traditional bureaucratic ethics. Devolution and decentralisation processes have enhanced the responsibility of public servants. The increase of transparency and openness and the service orientation of public organisations have challenged the traditional values of discretion and equality before the rule. The growing interaction between the public and the private sector have raised the question of integrity. In light of these developments, it is important to update the ethical system, or reversibly, the traditional values of the public service can question some actual evolutions in government.

Foreword
Introductionp. 1
Remedies for Misgovernment: changing the mix, but not the ingredients?p. 9
Ethics in the Public Service - Current Issues and Practicep. 23
New Public Management in the Flemish Administration: new ethical and political dimensions for civil servantsp. 35
Report of the Working Group on Responsibilityp. 41
Towards Reflexive Responsibility. New Ethics for Public Administrationp. 45
Les reformes comptables et budgetaires et la responsabilisation des agents de I'Etat en France et en Grande-Bretagnep. 59
Vers une refonte du regime de la responsabilite des fonctionnaires en Belgique?p. 73
Fuzzy in Theory and Getting Fuzzier in Practice: post-modern reflections on responsibility in public administration and managementp. 87
Report of the Working Group on Transparency, Openness and Service to the Publicp. 107
Political and Administrative Innovations as a Social Project. The Belgian Casep. 111
The Impact of Performance Management on Transparency and Accountability in the Public Sectorp. 123
Barometre de qualite dans le cadre de la Charte Belge des Utilisateurs des Services Publicsp. 139
The Gatekeepers of the Common Good Power and the Public Service Ethosp. 151
Report of the Working Group on Integrityp. 167
The Civil Servant, Society and the Citizen in Quest of Good Ethical Behaviourp. 171
Searching for a Set of Values in the Ethical Behaviour of the Public Sectorp. 189
Moral Powerlessness in Relations of Subordination. Moral Responsibility and Organisational Culturep. 197
Nouvelles perspectives de la lutte contre les conflits d'interets dans la fonction publique francaisep. 207
The Recent Debate on Curbing Political Corruptionp. 219
Report of the Study Group on Agriculturep. 233
Report of the Study Group on Informatization in Public Administrationp. 235
Report of the Study Group on Personnel Policyp. 239
Report of the Study Group on Quality and Productivity in the Public Servicesp. 243
Report of the Study Group on Public Budgeting and Accountingp. 245
Report of the Study Group on Co-operation in Continuing Education, Training, Research and Consulting between Eastern and Western Europep. 247
L'evolution de la contractualisation dans le secteur public depuis 1980p. 253
Risks in Value for Money-related Performance Measurementp. 263
Contracting in the Public Services: the case of transport in the UKp. 279
The organisation, its objectives and activitiesp. 293
Publications of EGPAp. 295
Author Indexp. 299
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ISBN: 9789051994193
ISBN-10: 9051994192
Series: International Institute of Administrative Sciences Monographs
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English , French
Number Of Pages: 314
Published: 1st January 1998
Publisher: IOS Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 1