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Corruption in contemporary politics : a new travel guide

Author: James Newell; Manchester University Press,
Publisher: Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Manchester Political Studies
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Political corruption is a serious problem. It infringes the rules that define the means of wealth acquisition and the exercise of power, and damages the interests of the advantaged and the disadvantaged alike. For the advantaged wealth cannot be pursued and maintained safely, and for the disadvantaged development is thwarted and resources are redistributed from the poor to the rich. This book provides an accessible
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Newell, James.
Corruption in contemporary politics: a new travel guide,
Manchester, UK. : Manchester University Press, 2018,
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Newell; Manchester University Press,
ISBN: 9780719088926 0719088925
OCLC Number: 1164780145
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Available through ManchesterHive.
Target Audience: This is an academic mono aimed at students and lecturers in political corruption.
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Preface --
1. Definitions of political corruption and why study corruption --
2. Growth, spread and measurement of corruption --
3. The causes and explanations of political corruption --
4. The mechanisms and dynamics of corruption --
5. Political corruption and organised crime --
6. Political corruption and scandal --
7. Anti-corruption: prevention and control --
8. Corruption in liberal democracies: A case study of Italy --
9. Political corruption in Central and Eastern Europe --
10. Political corruption in the developing and newly industrialised states.
Series Title: Manchester Political Studies
Responsibility: James L. Newell.

Abstract:

'Political corruption is a serious problem. It infringes the rules that define the means of wealth acquisition and the exercise of power, and damages the interests of the advantaged and the disadvantaged alike. For the advantaged wealth cannot be pursued and maintained safely, and for the disadvantaged development is thwarted and resources are redistributed from the poor to the rich. This book provides an accessible account of current thinking and debates about political corruption. It takes the reader on a journey that begins with what corruption is, why it is important to study and how it can be measured. From there it moves on to explore causes and consequences and how corruption can be tackled. Finally this study examines how these elements are playing out in established liberal democracies, former communist regimes and in what used to be commonly referred to as 'the third world'. On the way it takes a couple of detours - firstly, to ascertain how the minimum of trust necessary for the corrupt transaction to take place is established and underwritten, and secondly, to survey the phenomenon of scandal, to which corruption may give rise. The book is offered as an informative 'travel guide' of potential interest to journalists and policy-makers as well as to students and academics researching matters on which political corruption has a bearing' --Back cover.

Recognising that corruption is a serious problem in the globalised world of the early twenty-first century, the book takes the reader on a journey - beginning with what corruption is, why its study is important and how it can be measured. From there it moves on to explore corruption's causes, its consequences and how it can be tackled - before discovering how these things are playing out in the established liberal democracies, in the former communist regimes and in the newly industrialised and 'developing' world. On the way it takes a couple of detours - first, to explore corruption's mechanisms and dynamics and second to survey the scandals to which it may give rise. The book is therefore offered as an informative 'travel guide' of potential interest to journalists and policy makers as well as to students and academics.

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