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easiest to determine what is right or wrong.
easiest The judgment could go either way, but conscience
has the capacity of judging. Likewise, the teleological
approach is more conducive to generating a sense of
28 Defining Administrative Ethics Ethics and public service values are important
elements in comprising the “body and soul” of public
administration (Menzel, 2003).
administration In his book Ethics for bureaucrats: An essay on law
and values, Rohr (1978) argues that regime values
are the normative foundations of administrative ethics.
are He later defines regime values as the values of the
political entity “brought into being by the ratification of
the Constitution that created the American republic”
(p. 59). Frederickson (1983) however calls for a renewal of
civic virtue in defining a central value of public
administration. Defining Administrative Ethics Cooper (1991) similarly argues that public administration
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