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Public Management Orientation and Administrative Accountability in Local Government

  • Korean Society and Public Administration
  • Abbr : KSPA
  • 2005, 15(4), pp.-
  • Publisher : Seoul Association For Public Administration
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Administration

Kim,Jong-Hoo 1

1군산대학교

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ABSTRACT

The matter of accountability and responsibility in the public administration is extremely complex. Indeed, public officers are called upon to be responsive to all the competing norms, values, and preferences of our democratic system. The priority about accountability has been changed according to the public management orientation. This article explores accountability types which public officers rely on to conduct their works. To conduct this research, the author interviewed local administrative officers, asking them to indicate the importance of the sources of accountability as they define their responsibilities. It is founded that while political rhetoric and management reform efforts encouraged initiative behavior recently, the local administrative reality still emphasized rules-oriented approach to accountability. Some of the reasons are the local government and their officers have no enough discretionary authorities worthy of local autonomy.

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