IntroductionBusiness ethics?                   Politics?
Political Ideologies• TotalitarismEvery aspect of people’s lives must becontrolled to preserve order• PluralismBoth privat...
Political Ideologies cont.• Democracy• Government leaders are elected by the wide  participation of the people or their  r...
Case studies• Elections in Belarus  December 2010• 30000 people• 600 in prisonBusiness ethics?• Biggest mobile  operators ...
Repressions• 1996-2011: 500 names  in the list (source:  spring96.org)• Media, Science,  Education• 3 radios, 5 journals a...
Freedom of expression???When you can be fired for Politics in US?•When your boss is vocal for his/her own beliefs•When it ...
Feeling banned ;(
Thank you for your attention!   Questions? Comments?
Thank you for your attention!   Questions? Comments?
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Politics as part of Business Ethics
Cases from Belarus and US, totalitarism and democracy.
By Aleksey Narko for the Business Ethics class of SGH (Warsaw school of economics)

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Politics as part of Business Ethics (case of Belarus compared to US)

  1. 1. IntroductionBusiness ethics? Politics?
  2. 2. Political Ideologies• TotalitarismEvery aspect of people’s lives must becontrolled to preserve order• PluralismBoth private and public groups need to balanceeach other’s power.• AnarchismOnly individuals and private groups canpreserve personal liberties
  3. 3. Political Ideologies cont.• Democracy• Government leaders are elected by the wide participation of the people or their representatives• Freedom of expression• Periodic elections• Full civil and property rights• Minority rights• Nonpolitical bureaucracies
  4. 4. Case studies• Elections in Belarus December 2010• 30000 people• 600 in prisonBusiness ethics?• Biggest mobile operators sell their customers• Thousands of people are asked to come to talk with police
  5. 5. Repressions• 1996-2011: 500 names in the list (source: spring96.org)• Media, Science, Education• 3 radios, 5 journals and newspapers• 30 students dismissed and 60 are threatened
  6. 6. Freedom of expression???When you can be fired for Politics in US?•When your boss is vocal for his/her own beliefs•When it wastes time•When discriminatory language is involved•When representing a company.•“A Tennessee middle school football coach islooking to the future after his termination foralleged political incorrectness.”
  7. 7. Feeling banned ;(
  8. 8. Thank you for your attention! Questions? Comments?
  9. 9. Thank you for your attention! Questions? Comments?
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