Codes of Conduct: Values, Norms and Ethical Dilemmas
Compiler: Margit Sutrop
Editors: Katrin Velbaum, Tiia Kõnnussaar, Kristi Lõuk
Language Editor: Tiina Alekõrs
Designer: Merle Moorlat
Centre for Ethics, University of Tartu and Estonian Language Foundation 2016
The publishing of this book was supported by the Values Development of the Estonian Society 2009–2013 programme, extension for the years 2015–2020, of the Ministry of Education and Research.
It has been ten years since the Handbook of Codes of Conduct (2007) was published by the Centre for Ethics. The handbook was received well – all copies were quickly sold.
Within the past ten years, the number of professions and organisations that have adopted their own code of ethics has increased considerably. While compiling the new book, we counted 217 codes of ethics valid in Estonia. Many organisations and professional associations have updated and improved their codes. There is noticeably more interest in creating codes of ethics. There are also more discussions on why the codes of ethics are needed and how to increase their impact.
We hope that the book will aid those who wish to create or update their own code of ethics and also those who wish to systematically develop their values in their organisation – to formulate and discuss their values and to support ethical development of the members of the organisation.
In this book, experts from different fields discuss who and why need codes of ethics, who and how should formulate codes of ethics and how to achieve real impact as a result of the adopted documents.