The Concept of Political Corruption: Lessons from a Lost Epoch

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This article revises the concept of political corruption by bringing a fresh perspective to prebehavioral scholarship. It acknowledges prior scholarship but also recognizes its limitations. By refuting the assertion that early twentieth-century conceptions are irrelevant, understanding of political corruption and public integrity can be enhanced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-374
Number of pages18
JournalPublic Integrity
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2014

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  • democratic theory
  • honesty
  • institutional values
  • integrity
  • political Corruption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Law


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