Description : The notion of conflict of interest is more relevant today than ever. Ethical sensitivities about the relationship between professionals and those they serve is a source of constant debate. This book sets a new standard for work on this perennial topic, collecting a set of practical essays by top applied ethicists on a wide variety of professions and occupations. Some conflicts of interest arise because a profession takes on many roles while serving one goal; others take on one role but serve multiple goals. Some conflicts are internal to the profession; others (such as family or business connections) are external. The essays in this volume address such diverse conflicts in a comprehensive way, in an attempt to make useful comparisons across professions. Containing fifteen original chapters by noted scholars of applied ethics, this volume systematically explores professions including law, medicine, journalism, engineering, financial services, anthropology, film, physical therapy, and literary criticism. An introductory chapter surveys and contextualizes work on the topic, while the concluding chapter offers us a new way to compare conflicts of interest across professions and occupations. Conflict of Interest in the Professions will be of great practical interest to scholars of applied ethics and law, as well as to professionals in the fields discussed
Description : Conflict of interest allegations have become a prominent part of the landscape of political and public sector ethics in Australia and overseas. The arena of policing has not been immune from this problem and this book is based on unique and unfettered access to ten years of internal investigation files held by Victoria Police. Through detailed analysis of actual complaint cases it gives the reader a comprehensive map by which to chart the particular kinds of interests involved, the nature of conflicts with official police duties, and the particular contexts from which conflicts of interest emerge. The book examines conflicts of interest across the private and public realm of the everyday lives of police officers. The author outlines how the problem of conflict of interest is an important aspect of police ethics, arguing that recognition of, and accountability for, conflict of interest may be a significant element in preventing upstream police misconduct and corruption. Conflict of Interest in Policing seeks to provide a conceptual and practical understanding of how integrity and trust must be integrated into the profession of policing through processes of active responsibility, rather than more traditional passive obedience to prescriptive rules.
Description : Conflict of interest occurs at all levels of governance, ranging from local to global, both in the public and the corporate and financial spheres. There is increasing awareness that conflicts of interest may distort decision-making processes and generate inappropriate outcomes, thereby undermining the functioning of public institutions and markets. However, the current worldwide trend towards regulation, which seeks to forestall, prevent and manage conflicts of interest, has its price. Drawbacks may include the stifling of decision-making processes, the loss of expertise among decision-makers and a vicious circle of distrust. This interdisciplinary and international book addresses specific situations of conflict of interest in different spheres of governance, particularly in global, public and corporate governance.
Description : She tried to stay away from him…. More than once, White House PR specialist Cara Cranshaw has considered that reporter Max Gray might want her only because he can't have her. Given their work, a relationship is dicey—and impossible now that the president has taken office. For Max, their relationship may be a lark, a fling—maybe she's just another woman in the long line that forms a part of his bachelor lifestyle. But for her, what they have is different. She's all but given him her heart. And now she is having his baby.
Description : This title examines in a practical manner the complex law and regulations that now exist in the United Kingdom, the United States of America and various other important jurisdictions concerning the concept of conflicts of interest and how the principles have been applied in the financial services industry
Description : The landmark decision of the House of Lords on conflicts of interest in Bolkiah v KPMG, closely followed by the very different conflict considered in the Pinochet case have sparked off massive interest and a series of judicial decisions in this area of the law. In consequence, professionals are under increasing pressure to examine their strategies for dealing with conflicts of interest and managing client confidentiality. Each professional sector is examined in detail and advice is offered on strategies for assessing and managing conflict situations. The authors offer answers to questions such as: what is a conflict and when does it arise? What are the consequences of acting despite a conflict? How do Chinese Walls operate and when are they permissible? What are the remedies for a client when his adviser acts for the other side?
Description : This book is about exploring the rules of business beyond the 21st century and how these are bent and often broken, with devastating effect by individuals who have altered the traditional profile of fraud and the fraudster forever. It is a compilation of papers, theories and Congressional Testimony—the story behind the stories. This book describes the super ego, corruption at head of state and ministerial level in the governments of over 72 countries. The book speaks of Bank of Credit Commerce and Industry (BCCI), the bank that laundered the funds of Noriega, the Cali and Medellin Cartels and which was linked to international terrorism, prostitution and funding death squads. Most of all it is about the most complicated, sophisticated and devastating financial crimes in modern history. It speaks of Barings Bank and the collapse of one of the world’s oldest and most respected banks at the hands of a small fry crook that realized almost per chance his masters had left him with the keys to both the front and back door. The Enron collapse describes a frenzy of greed and denial. It bears testimony and stands as epitaph to the annihilation of millions of ordinary peoples dreams.
Description : This Toolkit provides non-technical, practical help to enable officials to recognise conflict of interest situations and help them to ensure that integrity and reputation are not compromised.