accountabilitybloke (old blog)

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Scratching the itch…. (warning: pretty dull stuff)

I have to admit to having this “itch” to get to the bottom of accountability — not merely as mechanisms of governance (which is the focus of anything I might publish on the subject), but also as a ethical and psychological concept that drives that part of human behavior related to governance. And the more I scratch that itch, the more it becomes an obsession….

Last week as I did my intermittent wandering through the bookstores in Harvard Square (something Randi and I do every so often — this time with friend Justin), I stumbled across Stephen Darwall’s “The Second-Person Standpoint.” I have come across this title before, but the $49.95 price tag ($10 bucks cheaper on Amazon) kept me from even opening the book out of curiosity. (My urge to scratch that itch has its limits — obviously economic in nature).

June 1st, 2008 Posted by | account giving, accountability, accountabilitybloke, accountable governance | no comments