Ethical Imperatives in the 21st Century
This paper reviews and critiques the issue of morality and ethics in politics as depicted in Louis C. Gawthrop's book "Public Service and Democracy: Ethical Imperatives for the Twenty-First Century."
# 67543 | 893 words | 1 source | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Jul 11, 2006 in Literature (American) , Political Science (Political Theory) , Political Science (U.S.) , Ethics (General)
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This paper focuses on the lack of morals and ethics in the political arena. The writer of this paper views morality as not something bad or improper, but rather as a decisive force in how one behaves. In his book "Public Service and Democracy: Ethical Imperatives for the Twenty-First Century," Louis C. Gawthrop argues for a government whose workers adhere to ethics and morals for the good of the country. This paper details each chapter in Gawthrop's book, including Chapter Two, in which Gawthrop is concerned with hypocrisy and pretense in the government. In Chapter Four, the author proposes his vision for a moral bureaucracy. Chapter Five consists of a specific example of how a part of the government bureaucracy can successfully employ the three virtues of faith, hope and love.
From the Paper:"The development of public administration is the topic of chapter three. In particular, Gawthrop views the development of bureaucracy as exemplified by the development of the bureaucracy in the executive branch of the government. There is little detailed provision for bureaucracy in the Constitution, but there is an awareness in it that a bureaucracy will be needed. Gawthrop argues that with the development of bureaucracy comes demands for both "administrative responsibility and accountability." In chapter four, Gawthrop proposes his vision for a moral bureaucracy. A sense of public service has existed for thousand of years. Service should be for the greater good, and not for one's own purposes. awthrop argues that the values that should motivate bureaucracy are less responsibility and accountability than "faith, hope, and love."
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