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Unformatted text preview: his or her particular circumstances, such as race, social class, or nationality. such 36 Challenge to Administrative Ethics The direct challenge to administrative ethics comes from The those who admit that morality is perfectly possible in private life but deny that it is possible in organizational life. private The challenge is that by its very nature administration The precludes the exercise of moral judgment. precludes It consists of two basic objections-the first calls into It question the subject of the judgment (who may judge); the second, the object of judgment (who is judged). second, The first asserts that administrators ought to act The neutrally in the sense that they should follow not their own moral principles but the decisions and policies of the organization. This is the ethic of neutrality. ethic 37 Challenge to Administrative Ethics The second asserts that not administrators but the The organization (and its formal officers) should be held responsible for its decisions and policies. This is the ethic of structure. ethic Each is called an ethic because it expresses certain Each norms and prescribes conduct. norms But neither constitutes an ethic or a morality because But each denies one of the presuppositions of moral judgment-either a person to judge or a person to be judged. judged. The rest of the discussion is covered in the Article ‘ The The Possibility of Administrative Ethics’ (1985) 38 published in PAR (Available in the L drive). (Available...
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