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What is “administrative evil” and why is it a problem? According to Balfour and Adams (1998), an administrative evil is where well intentioned people take part in in systems which may be harmful to the innocent people. They say that administrative evils are not intentional and they are usually committed by people who are in good firms ( Balfour, D. 2014). The appearance of these evils is usually masked and in most cases it goes unseen. Administrative evil is a problem because an individual may be involved in evil acts without actually noticing that what he is involved in is evil. People may end viewing their evil acts as good. Adams and Balfour describe two different versions of/scenarios for public ethics (PDF pp. 6-10): a “liberalism of fear” and “deliberative democracy.” Which paradigm do you find more feasible and why? Between “liberalism of fear” and “deliberate democracy”, I find deliberate democracy to be more
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