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Corruption in the Middle East and the Limits of Conventional Approaches

  title={Corruption in the Middle East and the Limits of Conventional Approaches},
  author={Yazan Doughan},
Popular discontent over perceived widespread corruption was at the root of the Arab uprisings of 2011/2012 and of other upheavals worldwide since the turn of the millennium. However, the case of Jordan illustrates that conventional approaches to tackling corruption are insufficient. In order to be adequately addressed, corruption must be understood as a problem of distributive rather than criminal justice. 

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