Chapter Summary: Unmasking Administrative Evil

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1. What is the purpose of this book and its central thesis (philosophy or perspective)? Unmasking administrative evil is a book about the relationship between evil and public administration and other related fields. This book analyses the evil of how unjustly or needless pain and suffering or death on other human being, not seeing other human being as human. Every reader of this book will have different interpretation and meaning to this book because people view things differently and will view administrative evil. Administrative evil is believed that it is neither private nor public but could be made from the perspective of the private sector, it can be traced back to American tobacco industry. Some argument was also stated in this book about administrative evil Some argument was also stated in this book about administrative evil, the first argument is that administrative evil enables a new and bewildering form of evil making that it is easy for ordinary people to do evil even when they do not intend to do so. The second argument is that no one should accept an overt invitation to commit an evil act, such invitations are rarely evil because administrative evil wears mask. The third argument in this book looks at…show more content…
6. What are the primary strengths and weaknesses of the book?
The primary strength of this book is how much organizational theory has largely sanitized the notion of evil, also creating more inherent characteristics of modern organizations that allows evil to be administratively sanitized, accepted as rational and proper in terms of efficiency and the masking may be inadvertent. The weakness of this book is that precision on when the virtues of modern administrative practices will be realized without encouraging administrative evil.
7. Would you recommend this book to someone interested in administrative ethics? Why or why
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