New avenues in the study of political corruption

Bull, MJ ORCID: and Newell, JL 1997, 'New avenues in the study of political corruption' , Crime, Law and Social Change, 27 (3/4) , pp. 169-183.

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This article argues that the 1990s have witnessed a sea change in the study of political corruption, especially in political science. It explores the reasons for the relative neglect of corruption by political science in the past, and suggests that a process is underway whereby the study of corruption is becoming more integrated into the mainstream of the discipline. It explores the paradox of the co-existence of unresolved disputes about the definition of corruption with a consensus on the severity of the problem, suggesting that corruption remains a worthwhile object of investigation. Finally, it summarises how the contributions to this special issue light possible new avenues in the study of the phenomenon.

Item Type: Article
Contributors: Newell, JL (Editor) and Bull, MJ (Editor)
Themes: Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Democracy and Human Rights
Journal or Publication Title: Crime, Law and Social Change
Publisher: Springer
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0925-4994
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Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2011 11:45
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:40

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