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Honor 31 defining administrative ethics cohen eimicke

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Unformatted text preview: tions” of a public administrator’s role as honor, benevolence, and justice. honor, 31 Defining Administrative Ethics Cohen & Eimicke (1995) reduce Carol Lewis’ (1991) Cohen twenty-one rules of thumb for the ethical behavior of a public administrator to five simple principles: public (1) obey the law, (2) serve the public interest, (3) avoid doing harm, (3) (4) take individual responsibility for the process and its (4) consequences, and consequences, (5) treat incompetence as an abuse of office. 32 Defining Administrative Ethics Warwick (1981), in identifying some of the common Warwick ethical dilemmas faced by public officials in the exercise of discretion, offers five ethical principles of guidance: (1) the exercise of discretion should serve the public (1) interest, interest, (2) public officials should push back bounds on rationality so that deliberation may take place, (3) public officials should provide truthfulness in the (3) discharge of official responsibilities, (4) public officials should demonstrate procedural (4) respect, and (5) public officials should exercise r...
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