1st Edition

Corruption and Good Governance in Asia

Edited By

Nicholas Tarling

ISBN 9780415546669
Published April 29, 2009 by Routledge
300 Pages

USD $52.95

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Book Description

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.

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

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


'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