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Gift Giving and Corruption

Graycar, Adam; Jancsics, David


When individuals exchange gifts, social bonds are strengthened and reciprocity is created. If the gift and the reciprocation both come from private resources, it is clearly a gift. If what is reciprocated after a gift is given comes from an organization, or is a government resource rather than from “one’s own pocket” then it is most likely a bribe. This study reviews the anthropological literature on gift giving and constructs a typology for examining the gift/bribe distinction in public...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-06-07
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Public Administration
DOI: 10.1080/01900692.2016.1177833
Access Rights: Open Access


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