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Interpreting Corruption: Elite Perspectives in India

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Oxfam Bookshop Leeds

260pp. 1996. Hardback. Very good condition. Some light rubbing to DJ edges/corners. Hardback panels in good, sturdy condition. Fine spine. Sunning to outer page edges. Clean text throughout.


This study investigates the problem of corruption from a social constructivist perspective in which strategic elites in society define the problem and negotiate solutions to it. Using a framework of discourse, the construction of corruption among five elite groups - bureaucrats, judges, politicians, industrialists and journalists - is examined using a wide range of data sources, including interviews with these elites, newspaper accounts, official records of an anti-corruption agency, legal documents and manifestos of political parties. The study also analyzes the politics of efforts to combat corruption and the resulting policy recommendations.

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