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The Many Faces of Corruption: Which One(s) to Target?

Ajit Mishra

in Markets, Governance, and Institutions in the Process of Economic Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198812555
eISBN:
9780191850356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812555.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

As is well known, corruption has several faces, ranging from petty corruption, where ordinary citizens have to pay bribes to get goods and services, to high level political corruption. ... More


What Counts as ‘Corruption’?

Peter Larmour

in Interpreting Corruption: Culture and Politics in the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835149
eISBN:
9780824869519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835149.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter considers what counts as corruption in the social sciences, law, and public opinion in the regions and institutions discussed in the previous chapter. Talk about corruption implies ... More


Corruption Retards Progress

Robert I. Rotberg

in Things Come Together: Africans Achieving Greatness in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190942540
eISBN:
9780190942571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190942540.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

Corruption is an insidious cancer of national bodies politic. Corrupt practices harshly cut across classes and castes, cripple institutions, disturb communities, and infect the very structure of ... More


Bribery, Favoritism, and Clientelism: Evidence from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

Kelly M. McMann

in Corruption as a Last Resort: Adapting to the Market in Central Asia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453274
eISBN:
9780801454912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453274.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter details the petty corruption that goes on in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The interviews conducted offer direct evidence that citizens use bribes, personal connections, and promises of ... More


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