• Barney Warf
Part of the GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 125)


The final chapter concludes the volume by summarizing the major findings. It discusses why corruption varies geographically in light of different levels of national wealth, democracy, and the resource curse. It notes the positive role of Weberian bureaucracies and reiterates the consequences of corruption. Finally, it points to the need for contextualized, spatially sensitive analyses that offer more nuanced understandings of corruption than do aspatial, “one-size-fits-all” approaches.


Global geography of corruption Corruption effects Resource curse 


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  1. 1.University of KansasLawrenceUSA

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