Corruption and fast change: Shifting modes of micro-coordination
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Original versionWorking Paper, NUPI nr 650. NUPI, 2003
The paper studies the effects on corruption of having coexisting, contradictory norms for allocating different micro-coordination modes across society. One important reason for their coexistence is fast change, and links to Huntington's classical analysis of corruption are worked out. The notion of micro-coordination mode is exposed and its usefulness for explaining corruption is argued through examples. The exampled outlined are corruption in land allocation in Kenya, the economic transition in post-communist countries and the global telecommunications industry.