||It has been suggested that this article be merged into Public sector ethics. (Discuss) Proposed since April 2012.|
Government ethics constitutes the application of ethical rules to government. It is that part of practical jurisprudence, or the philosophy of law, that governs the operation of government and its relationship with the people that it governs. It covers issues of honesty and transparency in government, dealing with matters such as bribery, political corruption, police corruption, legislative ethics, regulatory ethics, conflict of interest, avoiding the appearance of impropriety, open government, and legal ethics.
- Santa Clara University, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Focus Area Articles on Government Ethics