Lecture-1-Administrative Ethics-introduction

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Unformatted text preview: al administrative principles to the conduct of officials in organizations.” Administrative ethics is a species of political ethics Administrative “that applies to political life more generally” (1985). Some theorists, such as Kathryn Denhardt, argue that Some such an organizational orientation renders a narrow, legalistic approach toward controlling illegal behavior (particularly that concerning fiscal misconduct) and related issues of corruption (Denhardt 1991, pp. 97– related 99). 35 Defining Administrative Ethics Broadly speaking, moral principles specify Broadly (a) the rights and duties that individuals should respect (a) when they act in ways that seriously affect the wellwhen being of other individuals and society; and being (b) the conditions that collective practices and policies (b) should satisfy when they similarly affect the well-being of individuals and society. of Moral principles require a disinterested perspective. Instead of asking how an action or policy serves the Instead interest of some particular individual or group, morality asks whether the action or policy serves everyone’s interest, or whether it could be accepted by anyone who did not know...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2014 for the course BSC 2501 taught by Professor Frigerio during the Fall '12 term at Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research.

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