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    Openness, Transparency and Ethics in Public Administration: Do they Support Each Other?
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Strategies for Achieving Accountable, Open and Transparent Government as Illustrated in the Case of Bulgaria

Published Online: 30 Dec 2016
Volume & Issue: Volume 9 (2016) - Issue 2 (December 2016) - Openness, Transparency and Ethics in Public Administration: Do they Support Each Other?
Page range: 29 - 48
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
1338-4309
ISSN
1337-9038
First Published
03 Aug 2009
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Because of its importance as an institution, ensuring the accountability and openness of government is a central concern of all democratic societies. In this article, we first examine various means of achieving accountable government, both in general terms and as regards specific strategies. We identify three general categories of mechanisms to encourage governmental accountability with a particular emphasis upon openness and transparency. We then review both prior and new policies being implemented by the government of Bulgaria to achieve an accountable, open and transparent government. Particular attention is given to efforts to limit corruption in Bulgarian government through the introduction of new policies in the areas of openness and transparency.

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