Corruption and Government: Causes, Consequences, and Reform / Edition 1

Corruption and Government: Causes, Consequences, and Reform / Edition 1

by Susan Rose-Ackerman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521659124

ISBN-13: 9780521659123

Pub. Date: 06/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Corruption creates economic inefficiencies and inequities, but reforms are possible to reduce the material benefits from payoffs. Corruption is not just an economic problem, however; it is also intertwined with politics. Reform may require changes in both constitutional structures and the underlying relationship of the market and the state. Effective reform cannot…  See more details below

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Corruption creates economic inefficiencies and inequities, but reforms are possible to reduce the material benefits from payoffs. Corruption is not just an economic problem, however; it is also intertwined with politics. Reform may require changes in both constitutional structures and the underlying relationship of the market and the state. Effective reform cannot occur unless both the international community and domestic political leaders support change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521659123
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
282
Sales rank:
845,621
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction: The Costs of Corruption1
Pt. ICorruption as an Economic Problem7
2The Economic Impact of Corruption9
3Corruption of High-Level Officials27
4Reducing Incentives and Increasing Costs39
5Reform of the Civil Service69
Pt. IICorruption as a Cultural Problem89
6Bribes, Patronage, and Gift Giving91
Pt. IIICorruption as a Political Problem111
7Corruption and Politics113
8Democracy and Corruption: Incentives and Reforms127
9Controlling Political Power143
Pt. IVAchieving Reform175
10The Role of the International Community177
11Domestic Conditions for Reform198
12Conclusions225
References230
Name Index253
Subject Index259

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