Q.4 “Max Weber said that it is not wise to apply to public administration the sort of moral and ethical norms we apply to matters of personal conscience. It is important to realize that the state bureaucracy might possess its own independent bureaucratic morality.” Critically analyse this statement. (10 Marks)

Mentor’s Comments-

  • Elaborate the given statement.
  • Point out the difference in ethical norms applied in public administration and personal conscience.
  • Discuss independent bureaucratic morality.
  • Support with examples.
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