Working Group II: Ethics and Culture in the Public Sector

Capacity for ethical public sector management is required at individual, organizational, institutional and societal levels. Its development or restoration has to be embedded in local culture to make it sustainable while taking into account international governance standards. Whilst there are tensions over definitions of the latter, the challenges nevertheless require urgent attention. Trust in government globally has declined as state stability can no longer be assumed.

Trust and integrity go hand in hand in the globalized world of today.

Three questions for group reflection arise from this key connection:

  • How can we develop trust and a balanced system of power? How should public policy be redefined for inclusive development and inter-group trust?
  • How do migrants’ trajectories differ across national boundaries, and what is the impact on transnational cultural trends and various conceptions of citizenship?

Does the dynamic force of globalization and ideological autonomy call for a revisit of cultural revolution and shared values across all nations and communities

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Prof. dr. Dina Wafa

The American University in Cairo, Egypt

Project Director:

Prof. dr. Paul Collins

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


15 February 2018: Abstract submission deadlin
28 February 2018: Authors’ notification
1 June 2018: Final paper submission deadline
1 June 2018: Deadline for registration and payment

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