How Much Responsiveness is Too Much or Too Little?
Article first published online: 19 AUG 2008
© 2008 The Author Journal compilation © 2008 National Council of the Institute of Public Administration Australia
Australian Journal of Public Administration
Volume 67, Issue 3, pages 345–356, September 2008
How to Cite
Mulgan, R. (2008), How Much Responsiveness is Too Much or Too Little?. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 67: 345–356. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8500.2008.00592.x
- Issue published online: 19 AUG 2008
- Article first published online: 19 AUG 2008
- democratic legitimacy;
- constrained partisanship;
- public integrity
This article analyses the main principles underlying public service responsiveness, illustrating them with examples drawn largely from recent experience in the Australian Commonwealth government. The final section attempts to identify some general international trends which are placing new strains on the relationships between politicians and public servants.