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Fraud phenomenon seen from Luhmann's systemic perspective

Authors
  • Laffort, Emmanuel
  • DUFOUR, Nicolas
Publication Date
Jan 23, 2019
Source
HAL-UPMC
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English
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Abstract

The paper aims at mobilizing Niklas Luhmann’s sociology to fraud — the only perspective that is likely to account for the fraud phenomenon according to Luhmann —, both to try to apply a radical framework to a never-ending and fast-growing phenomenon and to criticize previous work related to the field. This research merges two empirical works that aim to encourage antifraud measures and applies Luhmann’s sociology and notably its major distinction between risk and danger to assess their (in)validity. Luhmann’s sociology helps understanding the distinction between these two notions of risk and danger; therefore, the analysis succeeds in explaining why fraud — be it external or internal — should be considered from this perspective. Thence, this research calls for a true long-term horizon when addressing the danger of fraud, but also and above all, calls for expanding the limited vision we have of the world we are contributing to.

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