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Canada's Corruption at Home and Abroad

1st Edition

Edited by Robert I. Rotberg, David Carment

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128 pages

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Although Canada is regarded as one of the least corrupt countries, this volume draws on wide ranging evidence and innovative research from scholars around the world to challenge this assumption.

Corruption, defined as the "abuse of entrusted power for private gain," is often understood as being caused by internally motivated greed leading to prohibited acts in contravention of laws, rules and regulations. It can also be defined as "dishonest action that destroys people’s trust." These traditional forms of corruption pose problems for Canada in a variety of policy domains, as well as "institutional corruption" evidenced by deception and financial inconsistency that undermine the effectiveness and transparency of policy objectives.

This volume contains chapters that investigate various areas of corruption in Canada, ranging from corruption amongst the First Nations, to the armed forces, to the delivery of foreign assistance. It also offers suggestions to reduce future outbreaks of corruption. Each chapter provides detailed empirical analysis evidenced through real world examples that highlight key lessons amidst the numerous challenges posed by corruption. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Canada’s Corruption at Home and Abroad Robert I. Rotberg

1. Corruption and First Nations in Canada Tom Flanagan

2. Corruption in the Canadian military? Destroying Trust in the Chain of Command Allan English

3. Institutional Corruption and Canadian Foreign Aid Ian Smillie

4. The Supply and Demand Sides of Corruption: Canadian Extractive Companies in Africa Frederick Stapenhurst, Fahri Karakas, Emine Sarigöllü, Myung-Soo Jo and Rasheed Draman

5. Beyond LAVs: Corruption, Commercialization and the Canadian Defence Industry Ellen Gutterman and Andrea Lane

6. Fighting Corruption: Contemporary Measures in Canada Arvind K. Jain

7. Corruption and Canada: The way forward David Carment

About the Editors

Robert I. Rotberg is the Founding Director of Harvard Kennedy School Program on Intrastate Conflict, USA. He is also President Emeritus of the World Peace Foundation and a Fulbright Distinguished Professor of International Relations at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. His most recent book is The Corruption Cure: How Leaders and Citizens Can Combat Graft (2017).

David Carment is a professor of International Affairs at Carleton University, Canada. He is also editor of Canadian Foreign Policy Journal. He teaches conflict mediation, bargaining and negotiation, and Canadian foreign policy. His most recent books examine diaspora cooperation, state fragility and ethnic conflict.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General