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Isaiah Beaton

Professor Block


26 October 2014


Da Silva, Marcos F. "The Political Economy of Corruption in Brazil." Revista De Administração De Empresas 39.3 (1999): 26-41. Web. 26 Oct. 2014.

This article is not centered on corruption in Brazil rather it is focused on using Brazil as a case study in order to understand the economics of corruption. This article also describes the role of democracy in curbing corruption.

This source comes from a well respected Brazilian "Journal of business administration." It is a factual article that uses economic theory as well as specific anecdotal stories from brazil to convey its message.

If I were to use this source in my paper I would use it to further explain the role of corruption in the economy. I would also use it to point out that although Brazil experienced large amounts of corruption that some of the institutional sources are not specific to Brazil.

Studnicka, Andrea Cirineo Sacco. "Corruption and human trafficking in Brazil: Findings from a multimodal approach." European Journal of Criminology 7.1 (2010): 29-43.

This article brings to light the relationship between Brazilian corruption and another rampant social problem, human trafficking. It shows a direct connection between trafficking and corruption and explains how helping to end one can effect the other. The paper allows the reader to form a greater understanding of how and why this correlation exists.

This article was published in the "European Journal of Criminology" and uses scholarly language that is specific to people in the field of Criminology. The article could also be seen as relying on the logical fallacy, correlation does not always mean causation.

Although this article brings to light some very interesting connections, it does not directly relate to my paper on the institutional sources of corruption. It does...