Corrupt Histories

Corrupt Histories

by Emmanuel Kreike
     
 

ISBN-10: 1580461883

ISBN-13: 9781580461887

Pub. Date: 03/02/2006

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited

Corruption is a preoccupation of governments and societies across place and time, from the 18th-19th Century British, Chinese, and Iberian empires to 20th Century Nazi Germany, Russia, the United States, and India. This study offers three different perspectives on corruption. The first chapters highlight corrupt practices, taking as a point of departure a technocratic…  See more details below

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Corruption is a preoccupation of governments and societies across place and time, from the 18th-19th Century British, Chinese, and Iberian empires to 20th Century Nazi Germany, Russia, the United States, and India. This study offers three different perspectives on corruption. The first chapters highlight corrupt practices, taking as a point of departure a technocratic definition of corruption. The second part of the book views corruption through the lens of discourses of corruption, revealing that accusations of corruption have been employed as tools, often in the context of contestations of power. The essays in the third part of the book treat corruption as a process, taking into account its causes and effects and their impact on society, economics, and politics. Contributors: JEREMY ADELMAN, VIRGINIE COULLOUDON, WILLIAM DOYLE, DIEGO GAMBETTA, NORMAN J. W. GODA, ROBERT GREGG, MICHAEL JOHNSTON, WILLIAM CHESTER JORDAN, EMMANUEL KREIKE, VINOD PAVARALA, DILIP SIMEON, PIERRE-ETIENNE WILL, DAVID WITWER, PHILIP WOODFINE William Chester Jordan is Professor of History at Princeton University; Emmanuel Kreike is Assistant Professor of African History and Director of the African Studies Program at Princeton University.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580461887
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
03/02/2006
Series:
Studies in Comparative History, #5
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
498
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1Corruption : an analytical map3
2Officials and money in late imperial China : state finances, private expectations, and the problem of corruption in a changing environment29
3Changing notions of public corruption, c.1770-c. 185083
4Black marks : Hitler's bribery of his senior officers during World War II96
5Corruption and democratic consolidation138
6Tempters or tempted? : the rhetoric and practice of corruption in Walpolean politics167
7"The most racketeer-ridden union in America" : the problem of corruption in the Teamsters Union during the 1930s197
8Russia adrift : twenty years of anticorruption campaigns239
9Cultures of corruption and the corruption of culture : the East India Company and the Hastings impeachment291
10Uneasy streets : police, corruption, and anxiety in Bombay, London, and New York City337
11The currency of sentiment : an essay on informal accumulation in colonial India386
12Commerce and corruption in the late Spanish and Portuguese empires428

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