1st Edition

Corruption Scandals and their Global Impacts

Edited By Omar E. Hawthorne, Stephen Magu Copyright 2018
    264 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    274 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Corruption scandals receive significant press coverage and scrutiny from practitioners of global governance, and bilateral and multilateral donors. Across the globe, the annual publication of TI’s CPI and World Bank’s Worldwide Governance Indicators elicits spirited denials and accusations of targeting, of neo-colonialism. Poor measures on corruption indices and the ensuing negative publicity can have serious consequences both externally, through a freeze or retraction of donor funding, and internally, through reducing the availability of public funds, and harming the credibility of serving governments and institutions.

    Corruption Scandals and their Global Impacts tracks several major corruption scandals across the world in a comparative analysis to assess the full impact of global corruption. Over the course of the book, the contributors deliberate the exposure and reporting of corruption scandals, demonstrate how corruption inhibits development on different levels and across different countries, the impact it has on the country in question, how citizens and authorities respond to corruption, and some local, regional and global policy and legislative measures to combat corruption.

    The chapters examine the transnational manifestation of corruption scandals around the world, from developed countries and regions such as the United States and the European Union, to BRIC countries Brazil and Russia, to developing countries such as Belarus, Jamaica, Kenya and Nigeria. In each case, chapters highlight the scandal, its impact, the local, regional and global responses, and the subsequent global perceptions of the country. Concluding with a review of the global impacts of corruption scandals, this book provides an important comparative analysis which will be useful to students and scholars of international development and politics, as well as to development practitioners, donors, politicians and policy makers.

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    List of Contributors

    1. Introduction: Corruption Scandals and Global Governance
    2. Omar E. Hawthorne and Stephen Magu

    3. The Management or Mismanagement of Corruption in Trinidad and Tobago
    4. Ann Marie Bissessar

    5. Examining the Potential Impact of Whistleblowing on Corruption in the Caribbean’s Financial Sector
    6. Philmore Alleyne and Marissa Chandler

    7. A Fish Rots from the Head: Corruption Scandals in Post-Communist Russia
    8. Leslie Holmes

    9. Toa Kitu Kidogo: When "Chai" is not Tea – and Kenya’s Corruption Scandals
    10. Stephen Magu

    11. Campaign Donation and Extradition of the Connected in Jamaica
    12. Omar E. Hawthorne

    13. Big, Bigger, Biggest: Grand corruption scandals in the oil sector in Nigeria
    14. Sope Williams-Elegbe

    15. A Spoonful of Laws Doesn’t Help the Bribery Go Down: Persistent Contributing Factors of Corruption in the US Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry
    16. Mikhail Reider-Gordon

    17. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in the US and Extra-territorial Enforcement of an International Anti-Bribery Regime
    18. Jeffery Raymond Mistich

    19. The Dynamics of Corruption in Brazil: From Trivial Bribes to a Corruption Scandal
    20. Ligia Maura Costa

    21. "The theory of the world in-between": corporatism and mafia-ness in the new type of corruption in Italy
    22. Davide Torsello

    23. Belarus: Do Stones Thrown Into A Marsh Make Rings?
    24. Pavel Sascheko

    25. Conclusion: Lessons Learned

    Omar E. Hawthorne


    Omar E. Hawthorne is lecturer of International Relations at the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica.

    Stephen Magu is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Hampton University, USA.