Obama's Ethics Agenda: The Challenge of Coordinated Change

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dc.contributor.author Thompson, Dennis F.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-21T00:10:04Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Thompson, Dennis F. 2009. Obama's ethics agenda: The challenge of coordinated change. The Forum 7(1), Article 8. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1540-8884 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4728510
dc.description.abstract Obama's "ethics agenda" is the most ambitious ever set out by a new administration. It promises a tougher approach not only to the usual problems such as conflict of interest and the revolving door, but also to broader challenges such as political influence on career officials and lack of transparency in government. The goals of the agenda are a step forward insofar as they focus more on improving the democratic process than disciplining political miscreants. But the means relied on to carry out the goals are less impressive. They perpetuate a major deficiency of the current ethics regime—its disjointedness, which undermines the transparency and accountability necessary for a robust democracy. What is needed is a coordinated approach, led from the White House itself, that takes a more comprehensive view of ethics regulation throughout the government. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Government en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Berkeley Electronic Press en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.2202/1540-8884.1290 en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.subject ethics en_US
dc.subject presidency en_US
dc.subject administration en_US
dc.subject federal government en_US
dc.subject reform en_US
dc.title Obama's Ethics Agenda: The Challenge of Coordinated Change en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US
dc.relation.journal The Forum en_US
dash.depositing.author Thompson, Dennis F.
dc.date.available 2011-02-21T00:10:04Z

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