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Corruption and Good Governance in Asia

1st Edition

Edited by Nicholas Tarling


286 pages

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Bringing together contributions on the nature of corruption in East and Southeast Asia, this edited volume examines the means of limiting and ultimately eliminating corruption at a national and international level. Taking a country by country approach the text explores:

  • the concept of corruption, now and in the past
  • recent experiences of Asian countries at the macro- and micro-levels
  • practical local and international measures to constrain corruption.

The volume outlines key principles of good governance and the policies and practices essential for their application. As such, it represents an extremely valuable contribution to our understanding of corruption and how to tackle the problem.


'This edited volume analyses the causes of corruption in East and Southeast Asia and considers the means of limiting and, wherever possible, eliminating the problem through better governance. Taking a country- by- country approach, the book explores the diversity in the quality of governance and patterns of corruption amoung countries and regions.' - International Review of Administrative Sciences

Table of Contents

Part A: East Asia Introduction 1. Developmentalism, Corruption, and Marketisation of Public Policies in Japan Yoichiro Sato 2. The Reform Discourse and China’s War on Corruption Xin Chen 3. Public Attitudes to Corruption in Taiwan Ching-hsin Yu and I-Chou Liu 4. Corruption in the Korean Public and Private Sector Kyongsoo Lho and Joseph Cabuay 5. The ‘misery’ of Implementation: Governance, institutions and anti-corruption in Vietnam Scott Fritzen 6. Corruption Control in Hong Kong Ying Shang Part B: Southeast Asia Introduction 7. Corruption: The peculiarities of Singapore Alfred Oehlers 8. Profiting from Disasters: Corruption, hazard and society in the Philippines Greg Bankoff 9. Corruption in Burma and the Corruption of Burma Peter Perry 10. Governance in Indonesia: Developing research strategies Ahmad D. Habir 11. The State, Governance and Corruption in Malaysia Edmund Terence Gomez 12. Combatting Corruption in the Transformation of Thailand Nualnoi Treerat Part C: Viewpoints 13. Corruption: A challenge for modern governance Anand Satyanand 14. Corruption and Anti-Corruption: An afterword James Kember

About the Editor

Nicholas Tarling is a Fellow of the New Zealand Asia Institute, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Asia has undergone immense and far reaching changes: war, revolution, occupation, industrialization. This series includes in-depth research on aspects of economic, political and social history of individual countries as well as more broad-reaching analyses of regional issues.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General