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Corruption, Social Norms and Everyday Life in Uzbekistan

Urinboyev, Rustam LU and Svensson, Måns LU (2018) In Political Corruption and Governance
Abstract
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... (More)
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. (Less)
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  author       = {Urinboyev, Rustam and Svensson, Måns},
  editor       = {Kubbe, Ina and Engelbert, Annika},
  isbn         = {978-3-319-66253-4},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {01},
  publisher    = {Palgrave Macmillan},
  series       = {Political Corruption and Governance},
  title        = {Corruption, Social Norms and Everyday Life in Uzbekistan},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-66254-1},
  year         = {2018},
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