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Corruption: Multiple margins and mediatized transgression

[…] the limits set by civilization can dictate the conditions without which it could not exist. But it is enough for it to dictate them rather often. If the situation appears clear, it is as if the limits were there to be transgressed. (Bataille, 1991: 220)

Making up corruption control: Conducting due diligence in a Danish law firm

Introduction

Since the 1990s, national legislation and international conventions have proliferated in the name of ‘anti-corruption’. Citizens and businesses are now part of and often the key drivers in corruption control efforts orchestrated by international organizations, non-governmental organizations and other organizational arrangements. Management consultancies, audit and accounting firms, law firms, investment banks and service providers of corruption control knowledge and technologies make up the commercial side of this transnational regime.

Fighting corruption with transparent organizations: Anti-corruption and functional deviance in organizational behavior

Thus every Part was full of Vice,

Yet the whole Mass a Paradice.

Bernard Mandeville, The fable of the bees

On the meaning of popular representations of low-budget urban practices in Poland: The case of cultural translation

Introduction*

How are urban low-budget practices represented in Polish popular media – in a context where conditions of scarcity are living memories in times of relative, if unevenly distributed affluence? And most of all, what can an analysis of these representations tell us about the production of meanings with regard to contemporary urban consumption practices in Poland?

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