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Secondly, there are general cabinet decisions on policy matters that the ministers are expected to relay through their departments in order to be implemented by the chief executive, such as cutting department spending White, The interactions between balancing the individual responsibility of the minister with collective responsibility occur in the relationship between ministers and the chief executive. Help us Corrections Found an error or omission? Log In Sign Up. Accountability and Collective Responsibility. The chain of management runs from the minister, to the chief executive, to other public servants who work inside departments.

A Question of Loyalty. Ministers can be responsible and expected to remedy issues within departments without being personally to blame for actions of the department; accountability is when ministers are personally to blame. For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: A Question of Loyalty highlights a similar issue of people outside of cabinet affecting policy decisions. The overspending inside of the department was not something that the minister had any information on, nor did he sign off on any decisions that would have directly led to the overspending. This is a concept that has become clouded in proportional systems such as New Zealand with the introduction of ministers outside of Cabinet as well as minority coalitions White, Click here to sign up.

In reality, public servants in departments are expected to serve whatever party and minister is in control of government or departments without bias; this laper due to the fact that public servants are not appointed to their position based on political influences but on professional merit Mulgan, Corrections All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors.

Effect of Inflation on the Profitability and Valuation of U. General contact details of provider: It is important to note that individual responsibility is not a function of government born from legislation but from convention Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, 40/82 The relationship portrayed by the characters in A Question of Loyalty shows with great effect resfarch core functions of the roles of a minster and the chief executive.

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The relationship between Hacker and Humphrey highlights the importance of ministers in balancing the needs and policy wishes of the department via Humphrey with the collective responsibility of cabinet and policy decisions.

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Furthermore, the combative relationship between the public service and government portrayed in A Question of Loyalty shows possible redundant bureaucratic processes. A Question of Loyalty, due to the situations being framed for satirical effects, has lost the reality of the situation.

The PM and cabinet set policy goals, ministers then take these aims for policy and set policies for respective departments White, The satirical effects in A Question of Loyalty do not show the pragmatic professionalism of those who are operating in public service and as ministers.

A Question of Loyalty explores individual ministerial responsibility, collective responsibility and the relationship between minsters and chief executives by satirising this relationship for comic effect. For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: The functionality of these aspects of government, in reality, are far more professional and protected from manipulation otherwise suggested in A Question of Loyalty.

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A Question of Loyalty addresses the issues regarding ministers and departments avoiding taking accountability for actions and the politicised nature of accountability. There have been examples of public servants that have been considered to be acting against the wishes of the ministers they serve due to an extended period of service with a past administration Mulgan, These changes allowed the removal of a chief executive and caused the position to be less secure.

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Accountability 04/882 Collective Responsibility. Other versions of this item: Politics in New Zealand 3rd edition.

We can see this from the motivation the James Hacker receives from the PM, who needs a minister to become rewearch accountable in order to force cuts in spending. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

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The permanent secretary acts as the administrative head of department or the chief executive. Irwin Friend Joel Hasbrouck.

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Corrections All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. Humphrey Appleby, the permanent secretary is often suggested to give advice against policies or actions that would cause change in the department of the minster James Hacker.

Help us Corrections Found an error or omission? A Question of Loyalty.

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An Ever-expanding Reseacrh, Public Administration, 78 3: General contact details of provider: A Question of Loyalty demonstrates the issues within government surrounding the politicised nature of accountability within individual responsibility. Due to the uncooperative relationship between James Hacker and Humphrey Appleby in A Question of Loyalty, the issues in the department arise because policies in keeping with the wishes of cabinet and government are not implemented.

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