Institutional Corruptions

20 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2013 Last revised: 18 Mar 2013

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Lawrence Lessig

Harvard Law School; Harvard University - Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Date Written: March 15, 2013


Institutional corruption: the consequence of an influence within an economy of influence that illegitimately weakens the effectiveness of an institution especially by weakening the public trust of the institution.

Keywords: Institutional corruption, democracy, trust, representation, legitimacy

Suggested Citation

Lessig, Lawrence, Institutional Corruptions (March 15, 2013). Edmond J. Safra Working Papers, No. 1. Available at SSRN: or

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