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Culture and corruption in the Pacific Islands: Some conceptual issues and findings from studies of national integrity systems

Larmour, Peter


Ideas about ‘culture' are often used to explain, or excuse, corruption. Willingness to talk, or silence, about corruption are also cultural phenomena. Social scientists often talk about corruption in different ways from policy makers and public opinion. The paper compares how 'culture' has been conceptualised in reports on 'National Integrity Systems' in 14 Pacific Island states. It identifies a number of common themes and issues in the relationship between culture and corruption including the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Crawford School of Public Policy
Date published: 2006
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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