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A Genealogy of Corruption. Administrative Malpractice and Political Modernization in Eighteenth Century Wallachia

Project description

Corruption in 18th-century south-eastern Europe

The transition from the Old Regime to the modern European states in the 18th and 19th centuries was associated with separation of the public and private spheres. Now, practices such as corruption have been identified with the abuse of public office. The phenomenon of corruption is extensively studied in northern Europe and Northern America where its restricted role is explained as successful state-building. However, in south-eastern Europe, corruption is treated as a natural feature and not a problem of governance. The EU-funded GenCorr project will investigate the emergence of administrative malpractice in 18th-century Wallachia using archival and published sources. It offers the first structured research of corruption-like practices, discourses and reactions of contemporaries to the practice.


Net EU contribution
€ 162 806,40
Universitatsstrasse 31
93053 Regensburg

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Bayern Oberpfalz Regensburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00