Issue 3, 2018, of "Südosteuropa" offers a thematic section on „Corruption in Southeastern Europe and Latin America“, guest edited by Klaus Buchenau.
At the focus of the thematic section lie the differences as well as commonalities in the creation of the sort of public mistrust which figures quite prominently in both Southeastern Europe and Latin America. Blendi Kajsiu (Medellín) compares the discourses on corruption of the prime minister of Albania Edi Rama and president Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia. Taking the example of a law prohibiting vote-buying in Brazil, Andrea Reis do Carmo (London) explores some of the ingredients necessary for successful mobilization against corruption.In contrast to their views of political or ‘grand’ corruption, many societies do not so harshly condemn everyday or ‘petty corruption’, as is shown by the two contributions on informal extra payments in the healthcare systems of Hungary (Petra Burai, Halle) and Serbia (Ljiljana Pantović, Pittsburgh) respectively.The dilemmas of anti-corruption and the fact that consensus on how to fight corruption is difficult to reach are analysed by Alexandra Iancu (Bucharest), taking Romania as an example. In a conclusive statement, Alena Ledeneva (London) displays strategies for future research on corruption.
In the Open Section, Bernd Buder (Berlin/Cottbus), programme director of the FilmFestival Cottbus – Festival of East European Cinema, writes about Georgian film. Georgia will be in focus both at the Cottbus FilmFestival and the Frankfurt Book Fair this year.
The book reviews are published also open access on recensio.net
C O N T E N T
CORRUPTION IN SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE AND LATIN AMERICA
Klaus Buchenau: Corruption in Southeastern Europe and Latin America. An Introduction 293–298
Blendi Kajsiu: The Ideological Malleability of Corruption. A Comparative Analysis of Official Corruption Discourses in Albania and Colombia, 2010–2017 299–324
Andreia Reis do Carmo: Turkeys Do Not Vote for Christmas. The Brazilian Anti-Vote-Buying Law 325–348
Petra Burai: ‘One Does Everything to Make Life Better’. Petty Corruption and Its Legal Implications in Hungary 349–370
Ljiljana Pantović: Not-So-Informal Relationships. Selective Unbundling of Maternal Care and the Reconfigurations of Patient–Provider Relations in Serbia 371–391
Alexandra Iancu: Questioning Anticorruption in Postcommunist Contexts. Romanian MPs from Commitment to Contestation 392–417
Alena Ledeneva: Future Challenges of Corruption Studies 418–425
OPEN SECTION: FILM IN FOCUS
Bernd Buder: ‘Georgian Film Is a Completely Unique Phenomenon.’A Film Scene with History, or Georgian Cinema in the EmancipationLoop 426–440
Sabrina P. Ramet / Christine M. Hassenstab / Ola Listhaug, eds, Building Democracy in the Yugoslav Successor States. Accomplishments, Setbacks, Challenges since 1990 (Dora Komnenović) 441–442
Nikolaus Faulstroh, Die Balkankrisen von 1908–1914 und die Jugoslawienkonflikte von 1991–1999 im Beziehungsgeflecht der Großmächte. Das Verhalten von internationalen Akteuren bei der Ausbreitung von Konflikten auf dem Balkan (Katrin Boeckh) 443–444
Mischa Gabowitsch, ed, Replicating Atonement. Foreign Models in theCommemoration of Atrocities (Christel Zunneberg) 444–447
Zlatan Krajina / Nebojša Blanuša, eds, EU, Europe Unfinished. Mediating Europe and the Balkans in a Time of Crisis (Cristina-Maria Dogot) 447–449
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