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The Demise of Ethics


Malpas, J, The Demise of Ethics, Applied Ethics: Remembering Patrick Primeaux, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, M Schwartz and H Harris (ed), Bingley, UK, pp. 29-45. ISBN 9781780529882 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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Although contemporary governance structures and managerial practice are replete with the language of ethics and values, there is good reason to think that this conceals a much deeper loss of genuine ethical commitment within public and private sector organisations. This loss of commitment is both expressed in as well as underpinned by a number of factors that are identified here in terms of individualism, proceduralism, genericism and prudentialism. Rather than serving to counter it, the disciplines of applied and professional ethics often appear as contributing to the 'demise of ethics' that seems to threaten.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:ethics, management, organisations, modernity, governance
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Applied ethics
Research Field:Business ethics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Malpas, J (Professor Jeff Malpas)
ID Code:80954
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Philosophy
Deposited On:2012-11-19
Last Modified:2017-11-09
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