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The Fight against Systemic Corruption

Lessons from Brazil (2013–2022)

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  • provides a thorough examination of how enterprises and the Brazilian State have interacted by looking at detected cases
  • provides a review of the field of money, politics, and the construction sector in Latin America's biggest market
  • covers an array of topics on anti-corruption efforts, institutional incrementalism, and judicial decision-making
  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. The Field of Corruption and Anticorruption in Brazil

  2. Companies and the Interplay with Key Sectors

  3. Epilogue


About this book

This open access book examines the interplay between public and private sectors in Latin America's biggest market. It is the result of the binational research project “Organizational Crime and Systemic Corruption in Brazil” funded by the DFG and FAPESP (2018-2023). Its contributions analyze anticorruption, political finance, and how for-profit organizations manage illegality.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Max-Weber-Institute of Sociology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

    Maria Eugenia Trombini, Elizangela Valarini, Markus Pohlmann

  • Sociedade e Políticas Públicas, Universidade Federal do ABC, Santo André, Brazil

    Vanessa Elias de Oliveira

About the editors

Dr. Maria Eugenia Trombini is a Post-doctoral researcher at the Heidelberg Center for Ibero-american Studies. Her PhD research "Legal Professionals in White-Collar Crime: Knowing, Thinking and Acting" won the 2023 Dr. Gerhard-Ott Price and has been published by Springer.

Dr. Elizangela Valarini was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Max Weber Institute at Heidelberg University. She coordinated the binational project from the German side and organized this collected volume prior to joining SAP in 2022.

Prof. Dr. Vanessa Elias de Oliveira is Professor of Political Science at the Federal University of ABC and a member of the Public Policies graduate program whose research focuses on Judicial Institutions.

Prof. Dr. Markus Pohlmann is Professor of Sociology at Heidelberg University, where he leads the Heidelberg Research Group for Organization Studies. He has conducted studies on wrongdoing by companies and public entities and is the main Editor behind this book series.

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