Norms, values and corruption - a case study of an EU procurement process in an African country

Stiernstedt, Peter ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0824-8396 and Button, Mark (2017) Norms, values and corruption - a case study of an EU procurement process in an African country. In: Corruption and Norms - Why Informal Rules Matter. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, Hampshire, pp. 347-366. ISBN 9783319662541

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Abstract

This chapter will explore the role of morality in corruption, going down a route of examining corruption in the procurement process using a somewhat uncommonly applied axiological lens. It will establish the aspiring diction of the EU in terms of corruption as an expression of a moral high ground on how to intellectually deal with the phenomenon. Problems arise when rhetoric is translated to reality, illustrated by delineating the EU moral stance on corruption and looking how this relates to a case study of corruption in the procurement process. It is argued that universal moral laws do exist, however, they must be dealt with differently in the highly varied cultural context of the world—as long as one remembers, acknowledges and takes into consideration those laws.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Law and criminal justice > Criminal justice > Criminology
Depositing User: Peter Stiernstedt
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2019 15:41
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2019 02:45
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/6180

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