Corruption and the Concept of Culture: Evidence from the Pacific Islands
Ideas about �culture� have often been used to explain, or excuse, acts of corruption. Gift giving, it is sometimes said, is �part of our culture�. Outsiders should not confuse it with bribery or corruption. Such a relativistic approach has been strongly criticized by academic writers on corruption, such as Sayed Alatas in his classic Sociology of Corruption, and by activists, such as Transparency International. Alatas saw cultural relativism as another kind of Western naivete and condescension...[Show more]
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|Source:||Corruption: expanding the focus|
|Book Title:||Corruption: expanding the focus|
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