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Between Morality and the Law

Corruption, Anthropology and Comparative Society

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This book explores illegal forms of corruption and, more widely, moral and legal forms of corruption. The authors draw on detailed ethnographic accounts of corrupt practice at local, national and international levels. Coverage includes both Western and non-Western societies, from Italy to Latin America, to Albania, Africa and post-Soviet bureaucracy in Russia, Mongolia and Kazakhstan. There is also a chapter on corruption in the context of globalization. Key issues discussed include the problems caused by the inflated rhetoric of corruption and by the inadequacy of official definitions. The authors look at measures designed to bring corruption under some degree of control, discussing the level of legal intervention compatible with public expectations and with the dynamics of trust and responsibility. This fascinating book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of conflicting public and private moralities.

Author Biography

Italo Pardo is an Honorary Reader in Social Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Kent and a Member of Eliot College, University of Kent. He has published many books (two sole-authored volumes and several edited volumes) including the 'Morals of Legitimacy' (2001), over 25 articles and essays in outstanding peer-reviewed British and international journals, comments in quality papers, and several contributions to edited volumes.
Release date Australia
December 18th, 2017
Contributor
Edited by Italo Pardo
Pages
200
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
CRC Press Inc
ISBN-13
9780815346494
Product ID
27896195

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