Author: Naunihal Singh
Publisher: Authors Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172730578
Corruption creates economic inefficiencies and inequities. This book deepens the analysis to cover the manifold aspects of this persistent corruption problem and provides a balanced and sophisticated discussion of the necessary reform agenda.
A high level of corruption limits investment and growth, and leads to an ineffective government. Developing countries and those making a transition from socialism are particularly at risk, but corruption is a worldwide phenomenon. Corruption creates economic inefficiencies and inequities. This book deepens the analysis to cover the manifold aspects of this persistent corruption problem and provides a balanced and sophisticated discussion of the necessary reform agenda for both the domestic party and the international community. As governance and institutional issues are primary in the academic literature and policy discussion, this book will be major reference volume.
It offers accounts of successful programmes of ending or massively reducing varied forms of corruption, and he gives reason to believe that, once corruption is overcome, the practice of a clean government can be very stable.
Corruption is not just an economic problem, but it is also intertwined with politics. Reforms may require change in both constitutional structures and the underlying relationship of the market and the state.
The book will be useful for law makers, politicians, government and students of politics.
PART I : CORRUPTION AS AN ECONOMIC PROBLEM
The Economic Impact of Corruption
Corruption of High-level Officials
Reducing Incentives and Increasing Costs
Reforms of the Civil Service
PART II : CORRUPTION AS A CULTURAL PROBLEM
Bribes Patronage and Gift Giving
PART III: CORRUPTION AS A POLITICAL PROBLEM
Corruption and Politics
Democracy and Corruption
Controlling Political Power
PART IV: ACHIEVING REFORM
The Role of the International Community
Domestic Conditions for Reform