Syndromes of Corruption: Wealth, Power, and Democracy

Syndromes of Corruption: Wealth, Power, and Democracy

by Michael Johnston

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Syndromes of Corruption: Wealth, Power, and Democracy by Michael Johnston

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: 9780521853347
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/31/2006
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Michael Johnston is Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science and Division Director for the Social Sciences, Colgate University, New York.

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