ETCO supports actions to prevent and combat business corruption, a practice that diverts public funds, causes outrage and alienates competent and honest companies from doing business with governments and state-owned companies.
- Almanac of Corrupts, Dictators and Disgusting Tyrants, by Fátima Mesquita.
The book shows how certain politicians of yesterday and today act. You will understand what corruption, bribery, nepotism, abuse of power and crimes against humanity are.
- Ethics and Shame on the Face! by Mario Sergio Cortella and Clóvis de Barros Filho.
The book questions the way we behave on a daily basis and the ethical conflicts that these attitudes cause.
- Leeches of Brazil, by Lucio Vaz. Editora Geração, 2012
The book aims to reveal 12 cases of corruption and abuse of power by politicians and businessmen with all the mechanisms used to deceive the public machine. Among other scandalous events, the book talks about embezzlement of public money and murder of witnesses.
- How to Be Honest in the Face of Ciro Hernandes' Corruption.
Based on the experience of more than 20 years between government and private companies in Brazil and abroad, the author calls the Brazilians to a crusade to fight corruption and transform Brazil into a more dignified country in the book.
- The Corruption Cup, by Duciran Van Marsen Farena. Editora All Print Editora, 2014.
World Cup, Mensalão, cartels ... this book gathers chronicles published by the author in the press that deal with the common denominators of these episodes: corruption and impunity. In the same vein, the chronicles deal with the “Brazilian dream”, which in contrast to the “American dream” (hard work in exchange for material fulfillment) is conceived as “living at the expense of others, being served, segregation and impunity”. The “Brazilian dream”, however, is not for everyone, as it will only be fully lived by the rich, the only ones who have access to the essence of this dream (or is it a nightmare?): Impunity. With a willingness to face controversies, the author also addresses topics such as financial pyramids, the rise and fall of Eike Batista, the embargoes of the monthly allowance, Joaquim Barbosa, crucifixes, the “gay cure”, racial quotas, among others.
- Ethical Business, by Linda D. Ferrell and OC Ferrell. Publifolha Publisher, 2010.
A guide in which the authors explain that an ethical organization is one that “is clear about what is right or wrong, according to the expectations of society”. According to them, this aspect will increasingly have to be taken into account by companies. Unlike personal ethics, business ethics follows a code that receives the same importance as other quality management systems.
- Corruption, Show Your Face, by Marco Morel. Editora Casa da Palavra, 2012.
Featuring more than 500 years of history, the work traces a panorama of the national bandalheira, from Jogo do Bicho to monthly and monthly payments. The author, Marco Morel, reserves space for incorruptible heroes, who surprise by honesty.
- Corruption: The 5th Power, by Antenor Batista. Publisher Edipro, 2012.
Written by lawyer Antenor Batista, the book “Corruption: The 5th Power” refers to the three distinctive powers of the modern democratic state - Legislative, Executive and Judiciary–, the “fourth power”, as the press is called, and the political strength of corrupt in Brazil.
- Unethical, Me ?, by Max Bazerman and Ann Tenbrunsel. Publisher Elsevier, 2011
In the e-book “Unethical, Me?”, The authors examine how we overestimate our ability to do what is right and how we act unethically without realizing it. The authors investigate the nature of ethical disasters in the business world and beyond.
- Privatized Brazil - an assessment of the dismantling of the State, by Aloysio Biondi. Publisher Fundação Perseu Abramo, 1999
- Raízes do Brasil, by Sérgio Buarque de Holanda. Editora Companhia das Letras, 1997
In the line of more comprehensive books on corruption is Raízes do Brasil. The character of the Brazilian is the subject of one of the chapters of the book by historian Sérgio Buarque de Holanda. The "cordial man", presented by the author in the book, has a predisposition to confuse the public sphere and private interests, according to the book. Cases of nepotism and sponsorship are a clear example of what Buarque de Holanda wrote.
- Public and Private Corruption: four aspects, by Salomão Ribas Junior. Publisher Forum, 2014
The present work addresses the theme of Public and Private Corruption, analyzing the phenomenon of corruption in four concrete aspects: ethics of public servants; public procurement; financing of political parties; and control of the Administration, which are carefully developed throughout the book, drawing attention to important aspects such as political-electoral financing, procurement and contracts with the Public Administration, as well as examining the causes, consequences, dimensions and forms of control , with a view to combating the phenomenon of corruption. In the end, some administrative, political, legal and legislative measures are suggested in order to prevent and combat public and private corruption in Brazil.
Article: The precariousness of the rule of law
Stability and clarity are minimum requirements for law enforcement. This is not what you see in Brazil. Standards are changed frequently, often with deplorable technical quality. The interpretation given to the norms also changes continuously, without plausible justification.