Fri, 3 Dec 1993 16:41:59 -0600

Dear anthronetters:

I have just completed a study on education in Thailand, and an interesting
issue emerged. Has anyone studied corruption as a cultural system? Of
course, I have in mind those essays by Geertz (" a Cultural System").
Is there anything that looks at cultural variability in corruption: who is
more/less likely to be corrupt, how does this corruption take form, what
are the consequences of getting caught, etc?
The data that led me to this question is the tendency within Thai
discourse on education to see administrators and govt officials as far
more likely to be corrupt than teachers, and that teachers are seen
generally as being more "honest" than the general population..

Cliff Sloane