5-6 Government Officials under Public Scrutiny
High standards of ethics are required not only from public officials but also in other professions. Public employees, however, must observe their codes of discipline more strictly than private sector employees.
・Do you think that the reaction by the public or mass-media to a traffic accident caused by a public official under intoxication is different from the one to a traffic accident caused by a person in another profession ? If so, why is that ? Do you think that the reaction differs in strength according to the occupation of the government employee involved(for example, police officer, teacher or clerk) or the rank of official concerned(department director, unit chief or junior member of staff) ? If so, why is that ?
・If public officials play golf or go to restaurants with contractors, how do the public view such conduct ? Do you think that there is no cause for concern if public officials pay their own share of the bill ? In cases such as this, would public reaction differ according to the occupation or rank of the official concerned ? If so, why is that ?
Sheet 81 Government Officials under Public Scrutiny
5-7 Ethics and Globalization
Corruption among pubic employees was once a domestic issue. With the ongoing globalization of the economy, corruption among government officials is currently being discussed in an international arena. How does globalization such as this, affect the issue of ethics in each country ?
・What do you think about corruption among public officials in one country being criticized by other governments or discussed in an international arena ?
・What influence does globalization have on the standards of ethics in each government ?
Sheet 82 Ethics and Globalization
Sheet 83 Perceptions regarding Corruption
Let's check your possibility of falling into the trap of corruption.
Sheet 84 "Could You be Trapped by Corruption ?"
Sheet 85 Guide to "Could You be Trapped by Corruption ?"