Corruptive Patterns of Patronage in South East Europe

Authors: Georgiev, Plamen K.

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  • Corruption and organized crime in South East Europe and a wider global context

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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.

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Prof. Dr. Plamen K. Georgiev graduated in Sociology at Humboldt University, Berlin. He teaches as a guest professor at Heidelberg University and is a senior research fellow of the DFG research group 1288 „Patrons, Clients, Friends“ at Freiburg University.

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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

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Corruptive Patterns of Patronage in South East Europe
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-531-91417-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-531-91417-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-531-16039-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 136
Additional Information
Erscheint im Programm VS Research.
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