A polychromatic turn in corruption research?
|Criminology & Penology; Social Sciences - Other Topics; Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
|KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL
|CRIME LAW AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Arnold Heidenheimer's last paper features an imaginative attempt to elaborate on his well-known ``black-gray-white corruption'' typology by introducing metaphoric elements of color. How might those ideas work in practice? This article develops three specific questions that could guide further research on that question. The first involves an extended historical and etymological inquiry sufficient to bring out the diverse origins and referents of ``corruption'' as a term of analysis; the second, exploring ways to extend the concept of corruption typically applied to the realms of government and politics - to business and to the growing numbers of ways in which businesses and states interact; and third, attempting to draw more precise distinctions among lobbying, illegal political finance, and political corruption. The discussion concludes with a first sketch of a model drawing those three lines of inquiry together.
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