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Suspicious Gifts - Bribery, Morality, and Professional Ethics (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,800 Discovery Miles 18 000
Suspicious Gifts - Bribery, Morality, and Professional Ethics (Hardcover): Malin Akerstrom
Suspicious Gifts - Bribery, Morality, and Professional Ethics (Hardcover): Malin Akerstrom

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Suspicious Gifts - Bribery, Morality, and Professional Ethics (Hardcover)

Malin Akerstrom

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Gifts have been given and received in all eras and societies; gifts are part of a universal human exchange. The importance of creating and sustaining social bonds with the help of gifts is widely acknowledged by social scientists, not only from anthropological but also from economic, sociological, and political science perspectives. Contemporary anti-corruption campaigns, however, have led gifts to be viewed with ever-increasing suspicion, because it is feared that the social bonds created by gift giving may contaminate professional decision-making.

Suspicious Gifts investigates the sensitive issue of gift exchanges and how they become an object of contention. Malin akerstrom considers the moral dilemmas presented by bribes and gift giving as experienced by Swedish aid workers and professionals working in the public sector, business, and adoption agencies. She also deals with professionals' interaction with foreign officials or contractors. Often a gift is just that, although sometimes the gift giving may be seen by others as a bribe.

akerstrom highlights the tensions between strict regulations designed to prevent corruption with the human affection for the institution of gift giving. She argues that bribes and gifts are important social phenomena because they are windows into classic sociological and anthropological research issues concerning interaction, social control, exchange, and rituals. This unique analysis will be of keen interest to all sociologists, public officials, and professionals.

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Imprint: Transaction Publishers
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 2013
First published: November 2013
Authors: Malin Akerstrom
Dimensions: 162 x 237 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards / With dust jacket
Pages: 208
ISBN-13: 978-1-4128-5291-3
Barcode: 9781412852913
Categories: Books > Business & Economics > Business & management > Business ethics
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LSN: 1-4128-5291-9

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