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The urgency of academic integrity (Editions EMS)

L'urgence de l'intégrité académique

Michelle Bergadaà, Paulo Peixoto (Dir.)

Editions EMS, 2021, 528 p.

Book labelled by the Collège de Labellisation de la FNEGE (2022), in the category "Ouvrage de Recherche Collectif"

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Countering dishonest practices - in higher education as in research - and reinforcing academic integrity is urgent. For our knowledge-based civilization is threatened, both by new models of knowledge production and by the unashamedness of knowledge offenders.

The members of the International Institute for Research and Action on Academic Fraud and Plagiarism (IRAFPA) have been conducting theoretical and applied research for more than fifteen years to improve the knowledge structuring the concept of academic integrity. But this will not be enough. We need to open a real debate and invite all the actors of the academic world and its stakeholders, so that the integrity sciences movement can develop and take root in the daily practices of everyone.

The book proposes a construction of integrity sciences in six major themes. Each theme is introduced by a renowned researcher from the fields of science, medicine, journalism, archaeology, management sciences or international diplomacy. Within each theme, five articles weave the fabric of a fundamental debate. Their authors come from more than ten different countries, because integrity has no borders. They are theologians, philosophers, psychoanalysts, psychologists, economists, linguists, sociologists, archaeologists, lawyers, engineers, professors of ethics, bioethics, artificial intelligence, educational sciences, performing arts, humanities, nuclear and particle physics, ethnology, history, journalists, diplomats, business leaders, doctors, translators, political scientists and members of civil society.

They wanted this book to be a reference tool for all those who want to act without wasting time. The reader - whether a researcher, a doctoral student, a teacher, an institution of higher learning or a library manager - will find precise answers and a call to action.


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