Teaching Public Service and Non-Democratic Regimes


Further to my earlier post about Libya, I came across this article that has just been published in the USA journal that caters for educators in the Public Service field, NASPAAs JPAE. Well worth a read if you are interested in these dilemmas.

Dick Pratt, University of Hawai`i at Manoa – Whose Problem Is This? Our Responsibilities to Public Affairs Program Graduates Who Return to Oppressive Regimes

Abstract: This essay explores questions raised by graduates of public affairs programs who return to politically oppressive regimes. The decision about whether, and to what extent, to assume responsibility for addressing this issue is critical. If we decide to address it in our programs, there are both challenges and opportunities. Whatever our institutional and individual circumstances, this appears to be an area where we can learn from one another.

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About Colin Talbot

Professor of Government at the University of Manchester, England.
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