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A Discourse Analysis of Corruption - Instituting Neoliberalism Against Corruption in Albania, 1998-2005 (Electronic book text, New edition)
A Discourse Analysis of Corruption - Instituting Neoliberalism Against Corruption in Albania, 1998-2005 (Electronic book text,...

A Discourse Analysis of Corruption - Instituting Neoliberalism Against Corruption in Albania, 1998-2005 (Electronic book text, New edition)

Blendi Kajsiu; Series edited by Florian Bieber

Series: Southeast European Studies

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Why did Albania enjoy some of the most successful anti-corruption programs and institutions along with what appeared to be growing levels of corruption during the period 1998-2005? Looking at corruption through a post-structuralist discourse analysis perspective this book argues that the dominant corruption discourse in Albania served primarily to institute the neoliberal order rather than eliminate corruption. It did so in four interrelated ways. First, blaming every Albanian failure on corruption avoided a critical engagement with the existing neoliberal developmental model. Second, the dominant articulation of corruption as abuse of public office for private gain consigned it to the public sector, transforming neoliberal policies of privatisation and expanding markets into anticorruption measures. Third, international anticorruption campaigns reproduced an asymmetric relationship of dependency between Albania and the international institutions that monitored it by articulating corruption as internal to the Albanian condition. Finally, against corruption international and local actors could articulate a neoliberal order that was free of internal contradictions and fully compatible with democratization. As a rare example of post-structuralist discourse analysis of corruption this book can be useful for future research on discourses of corruption in other countries of the region and beyond.

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Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Southeast European Studies
Release date: 2015
Authors: Blendi Kajsiu
Series editors: Florian Bieber
Dimensions: 234 x 156mm (L x W)
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 224
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-4724-3132-5
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
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LSN: 1-4724-3132-4
Barcode: 9781472431325

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