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The transformation of Eastern Europe has challenged the characteristics of patron-client relations both in their context and meaning. The former patrimonial frameworks and patterns have worn out while global power and increasing disparities overwhelm traditional systems of patronage. Plamen K. Georgiev discusses the controversial issues of endemic corruption, state capture, institutional fraud, and networks of organized crime in South East Europe and in a wider global context. He traces back types of patronage and patron-client relations through the ages up to modernity. The author critically comments on shifts of loyalties, friendship, nepotism as well as on deficits of constitutional and public procurement in the context of “quasi-democracies” on the Balkans. His analysis is based on empirical findings and sociological observations made during the past seven years. Finally, the author presents valuable methodological suggestions for innovative interdisciplinary research in this field.
Europe Institution corruption nepotism organized crime patron-client relations quasi-democracies
- Book Title Corruptive Patterns of Patronage in South East Europe
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-531-91417-6
- Copyright Information VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2009
- Publisher Name VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
- eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-531-16039-9
- eBook ISBN 978-3-531-91417-6
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages VII, 136
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
- Additional Information Erscheint im Programm VS Research.
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"The author has successfully met the complex challenge of illustrating how we must rethink patronage from a historical perspective with a critical discussion of corruption and global actors. This book will be of particular interest to all interdisciplinary scholars concerned with the future democratisation and integration of South-East Europe. The book collates, describes, summarises and highlights important questions for future research." Political Studies Review, 2-2010