Syndromes of Corruption: Wealth, Power, and Democracy / Edition 1 by Michael Johnston | 9780521618595 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Syndromes of Corruption: Wealth, Power, and Democracy / Edition 1

Syndromes of Corruption: Wealth, Power, and Democracy / Edition 1

by Michael Johnston
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521618592

ISBN-13: 9780521618595

Pub. Date: 01/02/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Corruption is a threat to democracy and economic development in many societies. It arises in the ways people pursue, use and exchange wealth and power, and in the strength or weakness of the state, political and social institutions that sustain and restrain those processes. Differences in these factors, Michael Johnston argues, give rise to four major syndromes of

Overview

Corruption is a threat to democracy and economic development in many societies. It arises in the ways people pursue, use and exchange wealth and power, and in the strength or weakness of the state, political and social institutions that sustain and restrain those processes. Differences in these factors, Michael Johnston argues, give rise to four major syndromes of corruption: Influence Markets, Elite Cartels, Oligarchs and Clans, and Official Moguls. Johnston uses statistical measures to identify societies in each group, and case studies to show that the expected syndromes do arise.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521618595
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/02/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Wealth, power and corruption; 2. The international setting: power, consensus and policy; 3. Participation, institutions and syndromes of corruption; 4. Influence markets: influence for rent, decisions for sale; 5. Elite cartels: How to buy friends and govern people; 6. Oligarchs and clans: we are family - and you're not; 7. Official moguls: reach out and squeeze someone; 8. From analysis to reform; Appendix A; Appendix B; References; Index.

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