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  • Puerto Rico’s anti-corruption laws promoted fraud by outsourcing government services

    sociology professor Jose Atiles

    Fraud and corruption in Puerto Rico flourished under its anti-corruption laws, which heightened the opportunities for malfeasance by promoting the outsourcing of government services to private sector corporations, according to research by Jose Atiles, a professor of sociology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Editor’s note:    

    To reach Jose Atiles, call 217-244-1739; email

    The paper “Anticorruption markets: Law, public procurement, and the colonial regime of permission in Puerto Rico” is available online or from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1177/2631309X241234354