This introductory chapter presents the main themes and arguments for a study into corruption in the Pacific Islands. It discusses the complicated meanings of the term “corruption” and the differing perceptions (cultural and otherwise) that muddy the concept even further. At the same time the chapter provides an overview of the Pacific Islands, with the intent of an intermediate approach—area studies—which looks at a small number of countries with certain shared background conditions of history, geography, and language. Coupled with this is an introduction to the terms and definitions throughout the book, as well as a brief outline of the succeeding chapters. Finally, the chapter contains the author's own personal reflections on and experiences of corruption, tying these together into the study's goals of gaining a better understanding of corruption in its myriad facets.
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