Science and Engineering Ethics

, Volume 24, Issue 6, pp 1747–1753 | Cite as

Aspects of Morality and Law Enforcement in Today’s Science in Post-Soviet Countries

  • Jana KliestikovaEmail author
  • Tomas Kliestik
  • Maria Misankova
  • Tatiana Corejova
  • Anna Krizanova
Opinion Piece


Many reports independently confirm that even more than a quarter of a century after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the results of research and development in those countries that were under its influence are insufficient in comparison to the rest of the world. Given that human intelligence is not distributed unevenly and that science is a powerful driving force for the future of an economy, there is a hidden problem, which, if it can be resolved, may release great economic potential. The first generation of researchers from Armenia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Slovakia and Ukraine, who successfully completed their education after the political revolution, were surveyed. The survey revealed many similarities with regards to ethics, but that there is mounting evidence that the main cause of the current situation is the state of the local legal systems. The conclusion was drawn that a conceptual change in staffing within the relevant legal systems is required to release potential and stimulate wealth creation.


Corruption Science Justice Moral basis Economy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jana Kliestikova
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tomas Kliestik
    • 1
  • Maria Misankova
    • 1
  • Tatiana Corejova
    • 1
  • Anna Krizanova
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Economics, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and CommunicationsUniversity of ZilinaZilinaSlovakia

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