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Interest in corruption has increased dramatically during the last decade. Corruption in the south has been identified as a major problem and many governments are taking active steps to combat it. Contrary to some expectations, corruption in the north has not declined or disappeared, and there are heightened levels of political and public interest in confronting it. The international donor community has now recognised corruption as a serious obstacle to development. If corruption has always been with us, it has rarely attracted the intensity of global competition it now receives. These four volumes offer a representative, up-to-date and authoritative guide to the literature on corruption. They do not purport to be comprehensive because the literature has expanded so rapidly in the past ten years. Hard choices had to be made about what to exclude and what the balance should be between academic and policy related literature and between theoretical and empirical work. The result is four volumes which contain, in the editor's judgement, the most informative important and influential articles written on corruption in the last third of the twentieth century. This landmark collection will provide students of corruption with a substantial volume of material which shows how the subject has developed and how it is currently understood and explained. Volumes II and III illustrate and explain the scope, incidence and consequences of corruption in a variety of political settings in the developed and developing worlds. Volume IV presents the variety of prescriptions that have been presented as ways of controlling corruption. The Politics of Corruption will be essential reading for policymakers, political scientists, practitioners and lawyers concerned with corruption in both the developed and developing worlds.
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`For those seriously concerned with the subject, I suspect whether they would find more information about so many varied aspects around the globe in one place than in these volumes. . . What the editors - particularly Robert Williams who is the anchor person in the gigantic effort - have done for us, the readers, is to sift the grain from the chaff. Therefore, it is worth paying for this reference compendium.' -- C.S. Venkata Ratnam, Global Business Review `An extraordinary broadly drawn collection of essays and analyses is combined in these four heavy volumes, to offer a remarkable overview of the politics of corruption, North, South, East and West. . . these volumes belong in every decent library of political science and economic development.' -- James Smith, The Spokesman `An excellent wide-ranging collection that covers the multitude of ways in which private wealth and public power interact. The contents include work from a variety of social science disciplines and cover the world from American campaign finance to Mobutu's Zaire. A volume on remedies stresses the importance of supplementing legal reforms with reforms in the structures that govern public/private interactions.' -- Susan Rose-Ackerman, Yale University, US and author of Corruption and Government: Causes, Consequences, and Reform (1999)About the Author:
Edited by Robert Williams, formerly Professor of Politics, University of Durham, UK
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Book Description Edward Elgar Pub, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1840641150