Politicisation of Public Service and Unethical Leadership: New threats to Human Security?

Korać, Srđan and Filijović, Marko (2015) Politicisation of Public Service and Unethical Leadership: New threats to Human Security? In: Twenty Years of Human Security: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Applications. Faculty of Security Studies; Institut Français de Géopolitique, Belgrade; Paris, pp. 287-296. ISBN 978-86-84069-94-0

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Anchored in politico-philosophical tradition and practice of establishing the international system for protection of human rights, human security concept was conceived by the UNDP researchers with the aim to include the largest number of factors important to the individual-centred perspective of security. The human security concept identifies seven new areas as indicators of (in)security, including political security which emphasizes how the design of political institutions and procedures, performance of public institutions, and accountability of those who govern affects human security; it establishes a correlation between the effectiveness of the public service and the quality of life. The paper examines how high level of politicisation of the top public administration managers and weak ethical leadership create the work environment conducive to morally wrong behaviour that can affect human security by undermining the quality of delivered public services, and the protection of public interest. The authors show the harmful implications that politicisation of public service can have on human security in the case of the U.S. FEMA response in helping the Hurricane Katrina’s victims.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: human security, political security, politicisation, political appointees, ethical leadership, public service ethics, responsibility
Depositing User: Ana Vukićević
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2020 11:35
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2020 11:35
URI: http://repozitorijum.diplomacy.bg.ac.rs/id/eprint/486

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