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69 - Aiming for Integrity with Integrity

from Part IX - Analysis of Particular Fields

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 May 2021

Benjamin van Rooij
School of Law, University of Amsterdam
D. Daniel Sokol
University of Florida
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Abstract: This chapter puts compliance into the perspective of its aim: achieving a culture of integrity. Integrity, however, is characterized by elusiveness and is difficult to operationalize. This chapter deals with two questions: What does one aim for when one aims for integrity? And how does one aim for integrity? First, the chapter explains how integrity is to be understood along the line of trustworthiness. It has an objective dimension – the particular values, norms or interests that form the object of trust in a particular organization, institution or profession – and a subjective dimension – the purposive ensuring that these remain beyond all doubt. Second, it explains how integrity requires continual articulation, interpretation and safeguarding of the object of integrity. In this context, this chapter emphasizes the reflexive nature of integrity.

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Print publication year: 2021

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