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Unmasking Administrative Evil
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Unmasking Administrative Evil



June 1998 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Although social scientists generally do not discuss `evil' in an academic setting, there is no denying that it has existed in public administration throughout human history. Hundreds of millions of human beings have died as a direct or indirect consequence of state-sponsored violence. The authors argue that administrative evil, or destructiveness, is part of the identity of all modern public administration (as it is part of psychoanalytic study at the individual level). It goes beyond a superficial critique of public administration and lays the groundwork for a more effective and humane profession.
Curtis Ventriss
Foreword
 
Introduction and Overview
 
The Dynamics of Evil and Administrative Evil
 
The Framework of Administrative Evil
Modernity and Technical Rationality

 
 
Administrative Evil Unmasked
The Holocaust and Public Administration

 
 
Administrative Evil Masked
From Mittelbau-Dora and Peenemünde to the Marshall Space Flight Center

 
 
Organizational Dynamics and Administrative Evil
The Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA, and the Space Shuttle Challenger

 
 
Public Policy and Administrative Evil
 
In the Face of Administrative Evil
Finding a Basis for Ethics in the Public Service

 

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