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    The Perception of Corruption as Social and Institutional Pressure: A Comparative Analysis of Cultural Biases.Davide Torsello - 2013 - Human Affairs 23 (2):160-173.
    This study is an empirical approach to answering the question: are there any universal factors that account for the origin, diffusion and persistence of corruption in human societies? The paper enquires whether the perception of corruption in politics and economics can be tackled as a form of cultural adaptation, driven by exogenous and endogenous forces. These are respectively: freedom of access and management of economic resources, and the pressures towards human grouping. Following the analytical insights of cultural theory, developed by (...)
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    The “Revival” of Civil Society in Central Eastern Europe: New Environmental and Political Movements.Davide Torsello - 2012 - Human Affairs 22 (2):178-195.
    The idea of civil society is one of the oldest and most contested in Western political and sociological thought. Among the social sciences, anthropology has been the discipline that has prompted the boldest critiques of the concept. This paper argues that the “revival” of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe in one particular field—that of environmental activism—has been contingent with the outcomes of EU enlargement policies. I introduce the case study of one of the most complex and contested transport (...)
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    Introduction: Corruption and Rationality.Davide Torsello - 2013 - Human Affairs 23 (2):119-123.
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