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Type: Journal article
Title: Gift giving and corruption
Author: Graycar, A.
Jancsics, D.
Citation: International Journal of Public Administration, 2017; 40(12):1013-1023
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2017
ISSN: 0190-0692
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Adam Graycar and David Jancsics
Abstract: When individuals exchange gifts, social bonds are strengthened and reciprocity is created. If the gift and the reciprocation both come from private resources, it is clearly a gift. If what is reciprocated after a gift is given comes from an organization, or is a government resource rather than from “one’s own pocket” then it is most likely a bribe. This study reviews the anthropological literature on gift giving and constructs a typology for examining the gift/bribe distinction in public administration. This classification helps distinguish analytically among different gift practices and clarify conceptual ambiguity of the terms gift and bribe.
Keywords: Anthropology; corruption; gift giving; public administration
Rights: © 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
RMID: 0030119320
DOI: 10.1080/01900692.2016.1177833
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