International Corporate Responsibility Series

Volume 4, 2009

A Survey of International Corporate Responsibility

Grant Walton
Pages 179-189

Rifling Through Corruption’s Baggage
Understanding Corruption Through Discourse Analysis

This paper examines several primarily academic discourses on corruption to demarcate the assumptions embedded within each one. It begins by discussing different definitions of corruption, which leads to an identification of five prominent discourses on the subject that are examined in some detail. The paper concludes by considering some implications of this analysis.

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