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28 Corruption and the Secret of Law how norms and rules really work in different political and social settings (see also Shore and Haller 2005: 8). The Properties of Corruption At the very outset, it must be said that corruption does not lend itself easily to analysis in the social sciences: of awkward definition, it presents some problems to the researcher, as much of an ethical as of a methodological nature. I will here only take up those problems that concern the question of observation/description in anthropology and qualitative sociology.

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