Steven Sampson

Professor emeritus




Steven Sampson, prof. emeritus in social anthropology, has done research on socialist bureaucracy and the post-socialist transition in Romania, and on civil society development, democracy export and NGOs in Southeastern Europe. For older publications (pre-2003), see my website, Steven Sampson Romania anthropology texts at

His later research has focused on corruption and anticorruption, and the rise of the anticorruption 'industry' with its particular discourses and practices. He is presently writing up ethnographic research on ethics and compliance in the private sector, and how business ethics attempts to fight corruption and unethical practices.

Recent publications include 'The anti-corruption industry: from movement to institution" in Global Crime, 'The Right Way: the training of ethics and compliance officers', J. of Business Anthropology,  editing of a special issue of the Journal of Business Anthropology on business ethics, and co-editor of an anthology on NGOs called Cultures of Doing Good: The Anthropology of NGOs (Alabama Press, 2017).

Senaste forskningsoutput

Steven Sampson, 2021 mar 19, Weekendavisen, s. 8.

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Steven Sampson, 2020 jul 20, I: ANUAC. Journal of the Italian Society for Cultural Anthropology. 9, 1, s. 58-59

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