Accountability And Ethics: Reconsidering The Relationships

This paper is found in three published locations. The original was published in the International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior; it was re-published in the Encyclopedia of Public Administraiton and Policy (EPAP) the same year; and again in the EPAP 2nd edition (2008). The content of all is identical except for adjustments in citation formats made for the Encyclopedia versions.


Abstract: While a relationship between accountability and ethics has long been assumed and debated in Public Administration, the nature of that relationship has not been examined or clearly articulated. This article makes such an effort by positing four major forms of accountability (answerability, blameworthiness, liability and attributability) and focusing on the ethical strategies developed in response to each of these forms.


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Accountability And Ethics: Reconsidering the Relationships," INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATION THEORY AND BEHAVIOR, 6, no. 3 (2003): 405-441.

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Accountability And Ethics: Reconsidering The Relationships," in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICY (New York: Marcel Dekker, 2003): 1-14.

"Accountability And Ethics: Reconsidering The Relationships," in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICY, 2nd edition (New York: Taylor & Francis, 2008): 10-24.