Compatibility of Public Administration Systems and Ethics Management

Aive Pevkur


In this paper the idea that certain approaches to ethics have better compatibility with certain public administration systems is explored. Inquiry starts with an overview of general approaches to ethics management. Then some country-cases are discussed to explore which approaches are actually used. Finally an answer to the question, if there is any regularity in the use of certain ethics management approaches in certain public administration systems is searched. Some ideas about compatibility of public administration systems with ethics management are sketched. That is an attempt to expand overwhelming dualistic continuum of ethics management. To some extent it has to be admitted that there is some speculation in interpretation of facts. This approach is not purely empirical and some philosophical generalisations have been drawn. On the other hand co-occurrence of some features of particular public administrations have provided a basis to draw theoretical conclusions finally presented.


public administration; public service ethics; integrity; ethics management; values; rules; implementation of ethics

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