Responsibility and Accountability
Choose any two questions to answer in a well-constructed paragraph (3-7) sentences per question.
Please type your answers (single spaced is fine) and bring a hard copy of them to class to turn in.
- What do you think of Rohr’s argument that the Constitution should serve as the ethical basis for bureaucrats? Does Rohr’s suggestion “solve” the problem of bureaucratic discretion in a democracy?
- What do you think are some key examples of American “regime values?” Should these values guide bureaucrats’ behavior, or should other values (such as “efficiency”)? Discuss.
- What is “administrative evil” and why is it a problem?
- Adams and Balfour describe two different versions of/scenarios for public ethics (PDF pp. 6-10): a “liberalism of fear” and “deliberative democracy.” Which paradigm do you find more feasible and why?