Seeking Order in Government
All government officials seek order, not just in the sense of law and
order, but also in the sense of having everyone
know their roles, their authority, and their relationships to other
individuals and agencies.
Nonviolent actors seek order in societies where some kinds of disorder
are taken for granted, for example, in dictatorships that have usurped
authority and destroyed relationships.
In this sense, government ethics seeks order in governments where
unethical conduct is taken for granted, where personal relationships
have moved into government, and where officials have misused authority and undermined relationships, processes, and