'Trust Me! My Hands Are Dirty Also': Institutionalized Corruption and the Competing Codes of Public and Private Ethics

Title'Trust Me! My Hands Are Dirty Also': Institutionalized Corruption and the Competing Codes of Public and Private Ethics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsHellsten, SK
JournalProfessional Ethics: A Multidisciplinary Journal
Volume11
Issue1
Pagination55-81
Type of ArticleJournal Article
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1063-6579
AbstractThis article offers some alternative perspectives on how to conduct more accurate studies on the existence of corruption, how to avid biases in the information on corruption and how to find more efficient ways to fight against corruptive practices. The author looks at the cultural understanding and motivational basis of corruption, discusses how institutionalized corruption tends to create its own internal codes of social ethics that helps create a strong net of trust and loyalty, and finally suggests that in order to have any impact, programs for the prevention of corruption, have to focus on civic education about professional ethics and respect for professionalism.
NotesCover Date: Spring 2003.Source Info: 11(1), 55-81. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 38-3. Subject: BIAS; CODE OF ETHICS; COMPETITION; CORRUPTION; ETHICS; INSTITUTION. Update Code: 20100311.
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