Sociology of Corruption: Patterns of Illegal Association in Hungary (Hardcover)

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In Sociology of Corruption, David Jancsics provides a fresh approach to the study of corruption in Hungary, which once seemed to be the most likely of the ex-communist bloc nations to catch up to the West and is, according to many experts and scholars, a country with a highly corrupt dynamic.

Based on data from 2022, Hungary is now the most corrupt member state of the European Union. There is also a consensus among experts that a small clique of corrupt political actors has captured most Hungarian state institutions and a significant portion of the business sector.

What fostered corruption in Hungary? What are the most typical forms of corruption in this country? What do Hungarians think about it? What is the role of prime minister Viktor Orb n in this? Sociology of Corruption proposes a novel sociological theory of corruption focusing on social status and relationships, network structures, and power dynamics as important explanatory factors of corrupt behavior. Although his focus is on Hungary, Jancsics's findings are applicable to other nations and cultural contexts.

About the Author

David Jancsics is Associate Professor at the School of Public Affairs of San Diego State University. He consults with international organizations such as the United Nations, European Commission, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, and Transparency International.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781501774324
ISBN-10: 1501774328
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication Date: April 15th, 2024
Pages: 174
Language: English