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Jüri Saar


The aim of this article is to compare the values and attitudes relating to corruption as a kind of white-collar crime and its control in the Russian and Western legal cultures. The analysis is focusing on the definitions of corruption, corruptive practices and corruption control in order to answer the question whether or not the corruption as crime coincides in the Western and Russian cultural background, and whether or not it can be assessed with the same yardstick. The hypothesis proposed and corroborated is as follows: the meaning of corruption and the attitudes to corruption in those two legal traditions are strikingly different. It thence follows that the corruption as a phenomenon in the Russian governing tradition is tackled differently from that in the Western world.


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