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journal for qualitative research

ISSN 1211-5770
Registration code MK ČR: E 8364
Published by the civil association Casopis Biograf
Krompach 26, 47157
ICO: 27003213
Two issues per year.
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Biograf 2022/75

Caring public administration?

Petr Urban

Caring public administration?

The ethics of care has been frequently used as a fruitful source for a critical discussion of the content of public policies. This paper demonstrates the potential of care ethics as a source for a reflection on policy implementation in the context of public administration. It provides a critical analysis of recent literature on ‘care-centered public administration’ and presents also some empirical findings gained in an applied research project on the ethical culture at one of the Czech ministries.


care ethics; public administration; public institutions; bureaucracy; leadership.

Biograf themes:

Politics, power and dominance; Ethical and legal aspects of research; Care and maintenance


URBAN, P. (2022): Pečující veřejná správa? [Caring public administration?]. Biograf (75-76): 39 paragraphs. Available at [last access20. 07. 2024]


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