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The Hidden Order of Corruption: An institutional approach

Donatella della Porta; Alberto Vannucci

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Type: Monograph
Year: 2012

The Hidden Order of Corruption investigates the hidden order of corruption, looking at the invisible codes and mechanisms that govern and stabilize the links between corrupters and corruptees. When corruption is exposed, unknown aspects are revealed which allow us to better understand its structures and informal norms. This book is theoretically informed and based on empirically sound research on a central challenge for democratic quality and as such presents an important study of corruption in democratic countries.

 

Table of Contents:

List of Figures ix List of Tables xi Acknowledgments xiii 1 The Hidden Order of Corruption: An Introduction 1 2 The Governance Structures of Corrupt Exchanges 17 3 Corruption as a Normative System 57 4 Bureaucratic Corruption 77 5 Political Actors in the Governance of Corrupt Exchanges 93 6 The Entrepreneurial Management of Corrupt Exchanges 111 7 Brokers in Corruption Networks: The Role of Middlemen 135 8 Organized Crime and Corruption: Mafias as Enforcers in the Market for Corrupt Exchange 173 9 Snowball Effects: How Corruption May Become Endemic 217 10 Conclusion: Anticorruption Policy and the Disarticulation of Governance Structures in Corrupt Exchanges 249 Bibliography 269 Index 291
Burlington, Ashgate, 2012, Advances in Criminology. ISBN: 978-0-7546-7899-1; 978-0-7546-9771-8

News

13/12/2017

Call for Paper: Conference “1968-2018, fifty years after: Where is the social movements field going?”

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Taking the 1968 anniversary as a stimulating moment for reflection, this conference seeks to provide space for looking at the implications of that period on social movement research as well as addressing a number of key questions in current social movement research.

04/12/2017

Martin Portos Garcia wins the ISA's Seventh Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists

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The International Sociological Association has just announced the list of the winners of the Seventh Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists engaged in social research, amongst which Martin Portos Garcia - post-doc fellow at COSMOS

10/11/2017

Call for Application Now Open: Summer School on Youth Political Participation in Times of Inequalities

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We are pleased to announce that the call for applications is now open for the Summer School on Youth Political Participation in Times of Inequalities, sponsored by the Reinventing Democracy in Europe: Youth Doing Politics in Times of Increasing Inequalities project (EURYKA) and the Centre on Social Movement Studies (COSMOS).

Publications

Journal Article - 2017

Repertoires of knowledge practices: Social movements in times of crisis

Donatella della Porta and Elena Pavan
Starting from the assumption that knowledge becomes all the more important for movements in times of crisis, as old structures are challenged and new ones envisaged and proved feasible, the purpose of this paper is to suggest ways to expand the toolkit of social movement studies in order to empirically address knowledge practices as a meaningful part of contemporary progressive activism.

Journal Article - 2017

’Solidarietà sconvenienti’. Reti online di estrema destra contro e per la riforma dell’Europa

Elena Pavan and Manuela Caiani
By focusing on the websites of extreme right organizations in six European countries (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) and by making a combined use of digital research tools and social network analysis, we explore how extreme right organizations make a strategic use of ICTs to connect in the online space and the arguments they move forward to criticize and reform current projects of European integration. Our results suggest that ICTs sustain the construction of inconvenient solidarities in heterogeneous ways, supporting different modes of online conversations amongst extreme right websites which, in turn, affect their capacity to propose shared critiques and proposals to reform the European Union.