Ethics in Government

Philosophy Now 54:34-37 (2006)
This article considers the application of utilitarian and deontological theories to questions that arise in the conduct of government, including whether a government may mislead the public without actually lying, how far civil servants should maintain political neutrality, whether civil servants should leak information to the press, and whether a government should avoid getting legal advice that it might not like.
Keywords Utilitarianism  Deontology  Government  Politicians  Officials  Neutrality
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