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 Rohrâ€™s argument that the Constitution should serve as the ethical basis for bureaucrats? Does Rohrâ€™s suggestion â€œsolveâ€ the problem of bureaucratic discretion in a democracy?
- What do you think are some key examples of American â€œregime values?â€ Should these values guide bureaucratsâ€™ behavior, or should other values (such as â€œefficiencyâ€)? Discuss.
- What is â€œadministrative evilâ€ and why is it a problem?
- Adams and Balfour describe two different versions of/scenarios for public ethics (PDF pp. 6-10): a â€œliberalism of fearâ€ and â€œdeliberative democracy.â€ Which paradigm do you find more feasible and why?