Title

Corporations, Government and Development: The Case of Institutional Corruption in Tasmania

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Routledge

Faculty

Education and Arts

School

Communication & Arts

RAS ID

10235

Comments

This article was originally published as: Beresford, Q. J. (2010). Corporations, Government and Development: The Case of Institutional Corruption in Tasmania. Australian Journal of Political Science, 45(2), 209-225. Original article available here

Abstract

The proliferation of studies into corruption over the past decade has highlighted its widely differing manifestations and causes. This article applies the notion of institutional corruption to the case study of the Lennon government’s approval of the Gunns pulp mill in Tasmania. A multidisciplinary framework is developed to explain why the approval process became embroiled in widespread allegations of commercial favouritism. It is argued that the institutional corruption involved in this process was an outcome of the interaction of the political economy of Tasmania, its political culture and the political psychology of Paul Lennon as leader. The implications of such a multidisciplinary approach for a study of corruption are discussed.

DOI

10.1080/10361141003736133

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1080/10361141003736133