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Måns Svensson

Måns Svensson

Senior lecturer (Leave of Absence)

Måns Svensson

Corruption, Social Norms and Everyday Life in Uzbekistan

Author

  • Rustam Urinboyev
  • Måns Svensson

Editor

  • Ina Kubbe
  • Annika Engelbert

Summary, in English

In this chapter, we explore the multifaceted role, logic and morality of informal transactions in order to better understand the socio-legal context informing the meaning of corruption. Our aim is to show how informal or illegal practices (‘corruption’ from a legal standpoint) not only mirror kleptocracy, individual greed, economic interests or survival strategies, but also re ect social norms generated through kinship, social status, hierarchies, affection, reciprocity and reputation. We argue that any anti-corruption strategies should be built on a deep knowledge of social norms and local context that determine the ‘rights’ and ‘wrongs’ of everyday social behavior. Our chapter is based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork between 2009 and 2016 in Uzbekistan.

Department/s

  • Department of Sociology of Law
  • Lund University Internet Institute (LUii)

Publishing year

2017-12-23

Language

English

Pages

187-210

Publication/Series

Political Corruption and Governance

Document type

Book chapter

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Topic

  • Law and Society

Status

Published

Project

  • Migration and Legal Cultures in Post-Soviet Societies: Ethnographic Study of Uzbek Migrant Workers and Their Families

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISBN: 978-3-319-66254-1
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-66253-4