查到新华网英文版的相关内容:Xinhua Insight: "Conformity," China's political consensus:

In his government work report delivered on March 5, Premier Li Keqiang also underscored the importance of maintaining political integrity, being aware of the bigger picture, following the CPC as the core of the Chinese leadership and acting in accordance with CPC Central Committee policies.

这里将“政治意识”译为“political integrity”,这样处理可能有一些问题。

先看Integrity最基本的意思,即Firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values:incorruptibility。可见,integrity指人的道德操守或艺术理念。在integrity前面加上political后:基于integrity最原始的含义,political integrity可理解为政治家遵守道德要求,诚实正直、清正廉洁。比如:

"The great founding myth of American political integrity, chopping down the cherry tree, is, in fact, itself a lie," said Martin Jay, a historian at the University of California at Berkeley and author of a book called"The Virtues of Mendacity."



…said Hughes, 52, who was elected last fall on a political integrity theme after two successive governors -- Spiro T. Agnew and Marvin Mandel -- were implicated in scandals.

这里的political integrity与scandals相对,同样属于政治家操守的范畴。

Edward Kennedy说过“Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in its veins”。



David Cameron once said he believed passionately in saving the environment, which is a good thing to believe in unless you also happen to believe that you are destined to be prime minister, leading a party full of people who think climate change is a pretext for European bureaucrats and Liberal Democrats to cover Britain's areas of outstanding natural beauty in wind turbines. Then one day newspapers report that you've dismissed all of your old environmental policies as "green crap"and you're in an integrity crisis.

这位作者认为,卡梅伦在环境问题上立场180度大转变也不符合political integrity的标准。





实际上,在2013年政府工作报告中,political integrity被用来描述诚信清廉(译文来自新华社):


We should promote a creditability system, use political integrity to improve business and public integrity, and foster healthy social conduct.


We should unwaveringly combat corruption,strengthen political integrity,establish institutions to end the excessive concentration of power and lack of checks on power and ensure that officials are honest, government is clean and political affairs are handled with integrity.

笔者认为,“政治意识”的核心是政治信仰与立场,坚定思想认识,将信念内化为行动后,自然能够做到勤政廉洁、奉公为民,满足political integrity要求。因此,political conviction也许比political integrity更适合用来翻译“政治意识”。

最后提一下political integrity的另一种含义。“大不列颠百科全书”网站上有如下文字:Federalism, mode of political organization that unites separate states or other polities within an overarching political system in such a way as to allow each to maintain its own fundamental political integrity.

这里的political integrity为政治完整性,即政治理念与体系不受破坏,保持完好。Integrity的这种用法和本文没有直接关系。