publication . Article . 2010

Performing Bribery in China: guanxi-practice, corruption with a human face

Ling Li;
Open Access
  • Published: 09 Dec 2010 Journal: Journal of Contemporary China, volume 20, pages 1-20 (issn: 1067-0564, eissn: 1469-9400, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
This article intends to explicate the entangled relation between corruption and the so-called guanxi-practice, which is a form of reciprocal conduct that appears ubiquitous in the context of corruption in China. Unlike most current academic studies on corruption in China, focusing on the theme of how the political, economic and social environments have caused corruption at the macro-level, this paper takes a micro-view, concentrating on how corruption, notably bribery, takes place between a briber and the bribed. Moreover, it examines what role guanxi-practice plays in corrupt exchanges and, more importantly, why it constitutes a critical element. Through in-dep...
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ACM Computing Classification System: Data_CODINGANDINFORMATIONTHEORY
free text keywords: Corruption, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Law and economics, Guanxi, Element (criminal law), Political science, China, Politics
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