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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

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