Role of Public Administrators in Protecting Civil Liberties

More than many other professionals, public administrators face the daily challenge of balancing personal rights with the needs of society. To perform their functions and duties, public administrators may have to carry out administrative actions that invade privacy interests and violate civil liberties. What would your personal ethical code of conduct dictate in the face of political or organizational policies that threaten personal liberties? What might help you frame your responsibilities in terms of protecting civil liberties while protecting all members of society

In this Assignment, you analyze the complex administrative responsibilities in ensuring public freedom while protecting civil liberties.

Read this article that highlights the threat to civil liberties: McKelvey, B. (2011). Due process rights and the targeted killing of suspected terrorists: The unconstitutional scope of executive killing power. Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, 44(5), 1353–1384.

This assignment (1-2 pages) must include:

  • Your reaction to the article you selected (Due process rights and the targeted killing of suspected terrorists: The unconstitutional scope of executive killing power.)
  • An explanation of how that article frames the responsibilities of public administrators who face ethical dilemmas in the attempt to ensure civil liberties while protecting all members of society. (Multicultural and/or international examples are welcome but not required)

The article and all resources to be used are attached

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