Corruption, Social Norms and Everyday Life in Uzbekistan

Rustam Urinboyev, Måns Svensson

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In this chapter, we explore the multifaceted role, logic and morality of informal transactions in order to better understand the socio-legal context informing the meaning of corruption. Our aim is to show how informal or illegal practices (‘corruption’ from a legal standpoint) not only mirror kleptocracy, individual greed, economic interests or survival strategies, but also re ect social norms generated through kinship, social status, hierarchies, affection, reciprocity and reputation. We argue that any anti-corruption strategies should be built on a deep knowledge of social norms and local context that determine the ‘rights’ and ‘wrongs’ of everyday social behavior. Our chapter is based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork between 2009 and 2016 in Uzbekistan.
Titel på värdpublikationCorruption and Norms: Why Informal Rules Matter
RedaktörerIna Kubbe, Annika Engelbert
FörlagPalgrave Macmillan
Antal sidor23
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-3-319-66254-1
ISBN (tryckt)978-3-319-66253-4
StatusPublished - 2017 dec. 23


NamnPolitical Corruption and Governance

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Juridik och samhälle


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