Organization, Meaning & Choices: An 360º Overview to Corruption Practices in the Mexican Public Sector
*Names in bold indicate Presenter
The aim of this panel is to make a comeback into specific features affecting the way we understand corruption. We begin with an organizational view of the problem looking at how the formal rules serve as broad frameworks from which to negotiate, bargain or collude. A zoom-in into the problem follows along the lines of three subsequent studies. An empirical study of palancas (leverages) seen as social and useful mechanism to pursue objectives sometimes at the expense of breaking the law. An experimental study around narratives and how these alter the perception and willingness of public officials to incur in misconduct practices. A survey-based study to understand organizational and individual features influencing people’s perception around the notion of conflict of interests. We finalize with a study around the effects of corruption in the financial sustainability of state-level governments.