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principles to the conduct of officials in organizations.” Administrative ethics is a species of political ethics
“that applies to political life more generally” (1985). Some theorists, such as Kathryn Denhardt, argue that
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–
35 Defining Administrative Ethics Broadly speaking, moral principles specify
Broadly (a) the rights and duties that individuals should respect
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
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
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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