Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Interpreting CorruptionCulture and Politics in the Pacific Islands$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Peter Larmour

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780824835149

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824835149.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM HAWAII SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.hawaii.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Hawaii University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HSO for personal use (for details see www.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 24 October 2018

Explaining Corruption

Explaining Corruption

(p.60) Chapter 4 Explaining Corruption
Interpreting Corruption

Peter Larmour

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter identifies several diagnoses of corruption in the Pacific Islands. Some but not all suggest cures. The aim here is to show the range of possibilities and that older approaches are still relevant today. Behind these practical concerns is an interest in the two-way street that runs between theory and practice. The relationship between diagnosis and cure is not direct and one-way. Cures may come before diagnosis, and anti-corruption campaigns may have unintended side effects. Thus the chapter first looks at what Transparency International's (TI) focus groups and the National Integrity System (NIS) reports diagnosed. Then it considers four broader diagnoses: constitutional, economic, anthropological, and criminological.

Keywords:   corruption, Transparency International, National Integrity System, Pacific Islands, anti-corruption

Hawaii Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.