An integrity system is an integrated assemblage of institutional mechanisms, designed to minimize ethical misconduct and promote ethical health in institutions, organizations, occupations and the like. This book analyses, describes and demonstrates the value of well-designed integrity systems for efficient, effective and ethically sustainable practice, in occupational groups in particular. Developing a blueprint for the design of integrity systems which can be tailored to the specific ethical needs of different occupational groups, this book furthers the general project of ethically informed institutional design ('designing-in' ethics). The approach taken reflects the authors' academic background in professional ethics, as well as their extensive experience in the application of ethical theories and perspectives to the problems and challenges encountered by various occupational groups, such as accountants, business people, lawyers, doctors, nurses, social workers, engineers, emergency service workers and police.
Andrew Alexandra is Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Australian Research Council funded Special Research Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) at the University of Melbourne. He has research interests and numerous publications in the areas of professional and applied ethics, political philosophy, and the history of philosophy Seumas Miller is Professor of Philosophy at Charles Sturt University and The Australian National University (joint position). He is Foundation Director of the Australian Research Council funded Special Research Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (2000-2007) and currently Head of the ANU Division of the Centre. He has published extensively on issues relating to corruption and ethics.