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The Nature of Corruption - An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Dimant, Eugen and Schulte, Thorben (2016): The Nature of Corruption - An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Forthcoming in: German Law Journal No. Special Issue


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In response to the many facets of corruption, many scholars have produced interdisciplinary research from both the theoretical and empirical perspective. This paper provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art survey of existing literature on corruption, utilizing these interdisciplinary in-sights. Specifically, we shed light on corruption research including insights from, among others, the fields of economics, psychology, and criminology. Our systematic discussion of the antecedents and effects of corruption at the micro, meso, and macro level allows us to capture the big picture of not only what drives corrupt behavior, but also its substantial ramifications.

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