The Silence of Organizations
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Starystach, Sebastian and Höly, Kristina (Eds.): The Silence of Organizations: How Organizations Cover up Wrongdoings, Heidelberg: heiBOOKS, 2021.

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Sebastian Starystach and Kristina Höly (Eds.)

The Silence of Organizations

How Organizations Cover up Wrongdoings

Be it child abuse in the Catholic Church, manipulations of transplant lists or the current Dieselgate cases. Scandals repeatedly shake our trust in organizations. Against the backdrop of the devastation that rule-breaking in and by organizations leaves in our society, it is necessary to address how wrongdoings and crimes are regularly swept under the organizational carpet. To this end, the present anthology brings together contributions of international researchers from various disciplines to explain how organizational wrongdoing can flourish in the shadow of organizational silence despite tightening regulations, and increased efforts of compliance and prosecution.

Dr. Sebastian Starystach is a senior research associate at the Institute for Medical Sociology and Rehabilitation Science at the Charité Berlin. His research focusses on the sociology of organization, work and professions.

Dr. Kristina Höly is a senior research associate at the Max Weber Institute for Sociology, Heidelberg University. Her research focusses on the sociology of work and organization with an emphasis on organizational deviance.