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Corruption in the aftermath of war: an introduction

Författare och institution:
Jonas Lindberg (Institutionen för ekonomi och samhälle, Kulturgeografi); Camilla Orjuela (Institutionen för globala studier, freds- och utvecklingsforskning)
Publicerad i:
Third World Quarterly, 35 ( 5 ) s. 723-736
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Sammanfattning (abstract):
‘Corruption in the aftermath of war’ brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to enquire into the dynamics of corruption in post-conflict societies. This introduction discusses five themes, problematising and summarising key findings from the 10 articles included. First, we discuss the problems with the corruption concept, related to its moralising connotations and definitional vagueness, and propose viewing corruption as a collective action dilemma as a way of avoiding these moralising aspects. Second, we discuss post-conflict societies, and highlight the great varieties of ‘peace’ that that label can refer to. We suggest that the causes, dynamics and effects of corruption in post-conflict societies bear many similarities with those in other societies, but that the post-conflict situation often generates an intensification and entrenchment of corruption-related problems. Third, we analyse the dynamics between international interveners and domestic actors, and show the contradictions and tensions in international–domestic relations. Fourth, we argue that the inter-linkages between inequality, mistrust and corruption deserve consideration in the study of post-conflict societies, and that inequality in particular merits more attention. Finally, we discuss some methodological challenges encountered by the contributors in their studies of corruption in post-conflict societies.
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corruption, post-conflict societies, peace building
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2014-08-11 10:30
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2015-03-03 10:57

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