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The relationship between corruption, particularly when systemic, and the rule of law is a circular one. On the one hand, corruption undermines the rule of law; on the other hand, a weak rule of law facilitates corruption. In a sort of parasitic relationship, corruption quickly attaches to the flaws and the loopholes of the legal-institutional system and from them it grows, infecting other branches of the law and the institutions. Inadequate regulation and ineffective enforcement, therefore, play a formidable causal role in the systemization of corruption, either intendedly or unintendedly. This chapter explores the corrupting effects of the law, broadly considered as both norms and institutions, and their impact on the rule of law in the context of foreign investments in the Uganda mining sector. Our study adopts an interdisciplinary approach seeking to integrate different theoretical explanations of corruption. We particularly rely on existing criminological theories on the unintended criminogenic effects of legislation. The analysis of the Uganda case study should provide further evidence to support such theories and expand their applicability beyond mere legislation, to any source of law, and beyond the context of European and developed countries. The chapter also seeks to complement and corroborate the research findings on the corrupting effects of the law with traditional criminological theories of crime, sociological and socio-psychological theories of anomie and strain psychological theories of legitimacy.
|Title of host publication||International Trade, Investment and the Rule of Law|
|Place of Publication||Chişinău|
|Number of pages||27|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2020|
- legislative crime proofing
- Crime prevention
- foreign investment law
- Systemic Corruption
- Rule of law
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ESRC Festival of Social Science
Lorenzo Pasculli (Convenor), David Ndolo (Co-organiser), Mairi Laird (Co-organiser) & Somtobechukwu Nwachukwu Okpala (Co-organiser)3 Nov 2019 → 6 Nov 2019
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Public Engagement Event
The Producers of Tax Abuse: The Unintended Consequences of Tax Law Design and What to Do about ThemPasculli, L. & MacLennan, S., 3 Feb 2023, In: Law and Contemporary Problems. 85, 4/5, p. 101-136 36 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
The responsibilization paradox: The legal route from deresponsibilization to systemic corruption in the Australian financial sectorPasculli, L., 23 Jan 2022, In: Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. . 15, 4, p. 2114-2132 19 p., paab068.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
The Corruption of the Law: The Effects of Lawmaking on Systemic CorruptionPasculli, L., 3 Apr 2020, (In preparation) Routledge.
Research output: Book/Report › Book › peer-review
How the law itself can be a corrupting, criminal force – and what can be done about it
1 Media contribution
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