Political Corruption and Governance
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Corruption, Informality and Entrepreneurship in Romania

Authors: Bratu, Roxana

  • Fills an important gap in knowledge regarding the impact, efficacy and efficiency of EU funding
  • Evidences that anti-corruption field is a site for negotiations of political agendas
  • Provides new insights into the nature and forms of corruption, by analyzing it as a historically contingent process
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About this book

This book examines the meaning, structure, practices and symbolism of corruption in relationship to European Union structural funding in Romania. It offers a unique account of the complex transformations faced by post-communist societies. Despite the new legislation that effectively re-branded typical economic practices in Romanian society as ‘corruption’, entrepreneurs continue to use them in everyday interactions. The entrepreneurial culture described in the chapters is an ordinary trait of the local work routines. Rather than pursuing the singular logic of corruption, the author explores the concept of informality by focusing on the socio-historical context and the meanings embedded in the society that provides solutions to the problems. The book will appeal to students, scholars and practitioners in the areas of corruption, public policy and EU policy and politics.

About the authors

Roxana Bratu is Research Associate in Global and European Anticorruption Policies at University College London, UK. Her current research interests include corruption, informality and European Union funding in Romania, Ukraine and Moldova, comparative research regarding representations of corruption in the media, anti-corruption policies and practices, criminal justice responses to anti-corruption agenda and integrity values, customs and institutions around the globe.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Corruption European Union Funding: Transnational Policies Versus Local Praxis

    Pages 1-14

    Bratu, Roxana

  • A Dance of the (Il)legal: Transnational Aid Flows, Entrepreneurship and Corruption

    Pages 15-58

    Bratu, Roxana

  • Transnational Constructions of Development and Control

    Pages 59-95

    Bratu, Roxana

  • Bottom-Up European Integration: EU Ideal Types Versus Romanian Innovations

    Pages 97-122

    Bratu, Roxana

  • “I Make the Papers Look Credible”: Consultants’ Educational Role in Constructing Eligibility

    Pages 123-165

    Bratu, Roxana

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Hardcover 119,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Corruption, Informality and Entrepreneurship in Romania
Authors
Series Title
Political Corruption and Governance
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66667-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66667-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66666-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88296-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 279
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations
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