Moralidade Económica e crimes do dia-a-dia

English title: Economic Morality and everyday crimes

Author(s): Cláudia Abreu Lopes -

Language: Portugese

Type: Book chapter

Year: 2009


This chapter focuses on the concepts and theories on economic morality that are on the basis of the rotating module of European Social Survey Round 2 on this topic. Using a comparative methodology, the author tries to characterise and analyse the phenomenon of everyday crimes in 26 European countries. The main point this chapter tries to achieve is to understand the meaning and the contexts of emergence of deviant economic behaviours, such as fraud or corruption by encompassing different levels of analysis: a macro level, which points out the moral vision of market society, in general, and relationships of the market with social and political institutions, in particular; a positional level, drawing on the concept of anomy; and a individual level, which aims to understand the motivational basis of deviant behaviour, by means of the concept of relative economic deprivation.

From page no: 27

To page no: 65

Anthology: Ethics, State and Economy: Attitudes and practices of Europeans

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