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POL3315 - Ethics in Government

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
3
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
SA3315
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2017/18

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
 
Course Aims

This course is designed to develop student’s capacity to critically analyze the terrain where politics and ethics intersect. It also examines some arguments for and against keeping the practice of politics separate from the sphere of ethics. It explores the problems of “dirty hands” and “many hands” in government, public organizations and public life. It discusses some of the ethical dilemmas confronting public officials and powerful institutions and organizations which have major impact on the life of ordinary citizens in a democratic polity. It offers a reflective and methodological approach to develop moral reasoning and analytical skills to evaluate ethical issues and to guide decision-making in government and public life.


Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
 
Detailed Course Information

POL3315.pdf

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