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Monday, November 25, 2019

Underkuffler on Corruption

Laura Underkuffler (Cornell University - Law School) has posted Captured by Evil: The Idea of Corruption in Law on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
What is corruption - as a legal, cultural, and political idea? This work argues that corruption is one of the most troubled concepts in law. Contemporary western ideas of law assume that law involves knowable and articulable standards that are neutral, logical, and demystified. Corruption defies these limits. This work explores the implications of this for legal treatments of corruption and for the use of corruption as a condemnatory idea in journalistic, cultural, and political accounts.

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