Justification of Academic Corruption at Russian Universities: A Student Perspective

21 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2013  

Elena Denisova-Schmidt

Harvard University - Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Date Written: November 14, 2013

Abstract

Academic corruption in Russia is extensively spread; it is not an isolated phenomenon. Rather, academic corruption is tightly embedded into the general corruption in society: in politics, business, and in everyday life. This paper illustrates some common types of cheating and corruption as well as the motives of the involved actors for applying, accepting, ignoring and/or pretending to ignore these activities, focusing on the students’ perspective.

Keywords: Institutional Corruption, Academia, Russia, Gifts, Informal Practices, Plagiarism

Suggested Citation

Denisova-Schmidt, Elena, Justification of Academic Corruption at Russian Universities: A Student Perspective (November 14, 2013). Edmond J. Safra Working Papers, No. 30. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2353513 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2353513

Elena Denisova-Schmidt (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics ( email )

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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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