Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics

Living Edition
| Editors: Henk ten Have


  • Jennifer E. MillerEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05544-2_124-1


This chapter discusses the nature and typology of corruption, including “conflicts of interest,” “regulatory and institutional capture,” the “revolving door” phenomena, and “gaming of systems.” It argues that incorporating an institutional corruption lens into the field of global bioethics would help advance the global bioethics discourse. The chapter concludes by reviewing key reform strategies – such as proscription, independent monitoring, incentive design mechanisms, transparency and disclosure initiatives, blinding, ethics education, deliberation and ethical persuasion – that may help mitigate specific instances of corruption and contribute to building institutional integrity and trustworthiness.


Bioethics Corruption Institutional corruption Regulatory capture Conflicts of interest Revolving door Incentive design mechanisms Transparency initiatives Blinding reform strategies 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Population HealthNYU Langone Medical CenterNew YorkUSA