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    What are examples of criteria and decision-making systems used in making ethical judgments?

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    The ethical principles of decision making vary considerably. Some common choices of principles and the methods which seem to match them include:

    1) The most powerful person/group decides
    Method: dictatorship or oligarchy

    2) Everyone participates in a certain class of meta-decisions
    Method: parliamentary democracy

    3) Everyone participates in every decision
    Method: direct democracy, consensus decision making

    There are many grades of decision making which have an element of participation. A common example is that of institutions making ...

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