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.
|Title of host publication||Corruption and Norms|
|Subtitle of host publication||Political Corruption and Governance|
|Editors||Ina Kubbe, Annika Engelbert|
|ISBN (Electronic)|| 978-3-319-66254-1|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Dec 2017|
|Name||Political Corruption and Governance|