International Journal of Social Science & Economic Research
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Title:
MAINTENANCE OF AN ETHICAL PUBLIC SERVICE: THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF VIRTUE ETHICS

Authors:
Elvis Asorwoe

Abstract:
Ethical standards of behavior within public administration have received criticism in recent years, notwithstanding major scandals in three and four decades ago. Various levels of government, ranging from Federal through State to Local governments have had the share of fallen ethical standards in the past. Citizens become more critical of the activities of public administration, particularly where public administrators are entrusted with the power and the duty to manage inadequate resources and provide critical services to the citizenry. There is still much dissatisfaction in the ethical behavior of public service even in the era where several regulations, laws, and code of ethics are put in place to guide the behavior of public administrators.

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