The ethics of resigning public office


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I DECIDED to write this two-part series on the ethics of resigning public office, on account of the effect on governance of non–performing executives who cling to their posts long after they have lost effectiveness and public support.

This column continues my summation of J. Patrick Dobel’s article (“The Ethics of Resigning”), which presents a moral theory of resignation.

The Manila Times 1a logoIt surveys the various reasons why public officials leave office, and how they can spare themselves and their families unnecessary grief.

However office and official are sundered, the…

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