Supporting your high street Find out how »
Basket Image


Corruption and the Secret of Law : A Legal Anthropological Perspective, PDF eBook

Corruption and the Secret of Law : A Legal Anthropological Perspective PDF

Edited by Monique Nuijten

Part of the Law, Justice and Power series

Please note: eBooks can only be purchased with a UK issued credit card and all our eBooks (ePub and PDF) are DRM protected.


This volume presents an anthropological perspective on the hidden continuities between corruption and law.

The authors argue that the two opposites, corruption and law, are inextricably linked - with the possibility of the former already inscribed into the latter.

Taking a critical stance towards the normative good governance agenda spearheaded by institutions such as Transparency International and the World Bank, this volume argues that by uncritically depicting corruption as an absolute evil, these anti-corruption programs disregard the close relationship that exists between corruption and state power. Addressing various aspects of a complex and ambivalent phenomenon, Corruption and the Secret of Law draws on studies from different parts of the world including Burundi, China, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico and the USA and provides a valuable resource for students, researchers and policy-makers working in this area.


  • Format: PDF
  • Pages: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor and Francis
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Political corruption
  • ISBN: 9781351948357

Other Formats



Available to Download
Delivered to your inbox

to transfer to your device