Trading Corruption North/South

  • Mark Findlay


Recent North world initiatives for economic development with a human face have encouraged a wave of corporate benevolence that cultivates dependency rather than dignity. Seeking to re-moralize this corruption as a tool in market power displacement, the market powers of commodification have co-opted rule of law discourse and rebranded corruption as facilitation through foreign direct investment. By unpacking corruption in the context of South world exchange market dynamics, its role is revealed in advancing neo-liberal capitalism under the banner of free trade that has decimated the fragile market economies of the global South. The chapter concludes that communitarian movements creating a new contestatory collective conscience must remain deployed to protect the social against neocolonial, neoliberal attacks on its providence.


Corruption Trade and development Embeddedness Neoliberal postcolonialism Hegemony Rule of law 


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  • Mark Findlay
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  1. 1.Singapore Management UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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