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The Morality of Transparency: Clarity versus Emptiness

verfasst von: Steven Sampson

Erschienen in: Der Transparenz-Imperativ

Verlag: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden

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Abstract

With transparency being either a state of clarity or the exposure of emptiness, this paper focuses on the practices of transparency, termed ‘transparenting’. Focus on transparenting practices can provide a better tool for understanding the ‘rise of transparency’, and its moral, practical and political aspects. Three types of transparenting are defined: the voluntary transparenting conducted by organizations, the “flashlight” transparenting of suspicious outsiders, and renegade transparenting by the whistleblower. Examples are given from the field of anti-corruption programs and business ethics and compliance. Through a focus on transparenting, we can better understand both the risks and dark sides of transparency.
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Titel
The Morality of Transparency: Clarity versus Emptiness
verfasst von
Steven Sampson
Copyright-Jahr
2019
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-22294-9_2

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