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Fiduciary Duty 

A responsibility of an individual or group (the fiduciary) to act in the best interests of another identified individual or group.

(Heclo, Hugh. 2002. "The Spirit of Public Administration." Political Science and Politics 35 (4): 689-694.)


In public administration, public servants “owe the duty” to carry out activities in the interests of the public as a whole.


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