Bribery in Preindustrial Societies: Understanding the Universalism-Particularism Puzzle

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This paper investigates how ideas and sociocultural preferences with regard to “public” versus “private” spheres can account for bribery and corruption. An improved understanding of corruption in terms of differences among cultures concerning which goods are considered private or public not only can have new and unexpected implications for a general theory on this phenomenon, […] Read More