This topic aims to develop your critical understanding of the various philosophical and social scientific theories of ethics, the ethical issues raised by the practice of public administration, how people make ethical decisions and how public sector ethics can be improved. To achieve this, you will explore philosophical and social scientific theories of ethics as well as a number of ethical issues raised by the practice of public administration. You will also examine how policy disputes reflect different types of morality, how people arrive at moral judgements, how to make an ethically informed decision and investigate ways in which public sector ethics can be improved.
This topic aims to develop a critical understanding of:
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