Drawing on data from the International State Crime Initiative's project "State Crime and Resistance: A Comparative Study on Civil Society" this chapter explores the definitional ambiguities surrounding corruption and its relationship to human rights. It shows that while Papua New Guinea notoriously experiences a great deal of unequivocally corrupt behaviour, the NGO activists interviewed expressed more concern about behaviour in the "grey area" between corruption and legitimate economic and political behaviour. It argues that the relations between economic and political power that threaten human rights are not limited to those conventionally defined as "corrupt".
|Title of host publication||The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights|
|Editors||Leanne Weber, Elaine Fishwick, Marinella Marmo|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Aug 2016|
|Name||Routledge International Handbooks|