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Economics of Corruption
     

Economics of Corruption

by Arvind K. Jain (Editor)
 
Corruption has been part of our economic and political life since ancient times. During the past few years, there has been a resurgence of interest in understanding the impact that corruption has on our societies. The objective of this volume is to stimulate further studies on corruption by providing a review of existing work in this field and raising some questions

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Corruption has been part of our economic and political life since ancient times. During the past few years, there has been a resurgence of interest in understanding the impact that corruption has on our societies. The objective of this volume is to stimulate further studies on corruption by providing a review of existing work in this field and raising some questions that warrant further research. Contributors to this volume synthesize studies dealing with various aspects of corruption and present some new questions regarding the origin and impact of corruption. Accordingly, this volume has two aims. First, it attempts to bring together essential elements of different approaches that have been used to understand corruption. Second, many of the contributors in this volume propose a shift in the focus of studies on corruption away from bribery-type activities to corruption that results in distortion of economic policies.
Economics of Corruption seeks to define and model corruption. The contributions in this volume examine the political economy of corruption - that is, why it continues to exist - as well as its consequences, and what measures, if any, can be brought to bear on this phenomenon.

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Booknews
In the old days it was enough to proclaim that crime doesn't pay and nod sagely. Now closer study can provide the details needed for the modern age. Seven essays synthesize research on various aspects of corruption and present some new questions regarding its origin and impact. Many also propose a shift of focus for research from bribery-type activities to corruption that results in the distortion of economic policies. A major case study involves the arms industry and Pentagon scandals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461372394
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
11/28/2012
Series:
Recent Economic Thought Series , #65
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998
Pages:
183
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

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