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Truth in government and the politicisation of public service advice

Mulgan, Richard


Recent controversies, eg over intelligence in Iraq, have raised problems about the politicisation of official advice, particularly the supposedly factual or objective elements of advice. Objectivity is a contested value and the lines are often hard to draw between bare fact, spin and misrepresentation. Public servants are held to higher standards of objectivity than politicians, a fact on which politicians trade when they seek to attribute assessments of evidence to their officials. The growing...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Crawford School of Public Policy
Date published: 2006
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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