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Interpreting Corruption: Culture and Politics in the Pacific Islands

Peter Larmour


Corruption is a popular topic in the Pacific Islands. Politicians are accused of it and campaign against it. Fiji's coup leaders vowed to clean it up. Several countries have “leadership codes” designed to reduce corruption, and others have created specialized anti-corruption agencies. Donors, the World Bank, and NGOs such as Transparency International have made it an international issue. Yet there is often disagreement about what constitutes corruption and how seriously it matters. What some view as corrupt may be regarded as harmless by others. Existing laws have proved difficult to enforce a ... More

Keywords: corruption, Pacific Islands, corrupt behavior, anti-corruption campaign, Fiji coup, Pacific, Transparency International

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780824835149
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824835149.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Larmour, author
University of the South Pacific