We discuss with Farooq Suleria a Scholar teaching at SOAS his research on corruption. The discussion focusses on how to define and study corruption.
Should we really be worried about mere bribe-taking or should the use of money to win government favors and shape government policy also be included?
Is the business of ranking and measuring corruption biased to making poor countries appear more corrupt than they are?
Is it mere lack of institutions and poor governance that is being measured as corruption?
Legalized corruption si seldom discussed. Is that why the west appears less corrupt since rentsseking has been legislated?
Various types of corruption are discussed. This is a topic that affects Pakistan deeply. We urge researchers to listen to this discussion and develop further research in this area.