The Corruption of Accountability

Ciarán O'Kelly, Melvin Dubnick

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Our discussion focuses on the state’s ceding administrative power to special claimants for the state’s inattention. Legal corruption, by our lights, is less about explicit or implicit exchange relationships, and more about law being employed to carve out spaces where the state actively cedes spaces to private ‘sovereigns’ – sovereigns within the space, after it has been carved out – where they can regulate themselves as they see fit and where they can project their power over others without the state stepping in.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 08 Nov 2014
EventNortheast Conference on Public Administration - Sheraton Harborside, New Hampshire, Portsmouth, United States
Duration: 06 Nov 201408 Nov 2014


ConferenceNortheast Conference on Public Administration
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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