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Corruption in a Global Context

Restoring Public Trust, Integrity, and Accountability, 1st Edition

Edited by Melchior Powell, Dina Wafa, Tim A. Mau


334 pages | 10 B/W Illus.

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This book provides an important survey of the causes and current state of corruption across a range of nations and regions. Delving into the diverse ways in which corruption is being combatted, the book explores and describes efforts to inculcate principles of ethical conduct in citizens, private sector actors and public sector personnel and institutions.

Corruption is a global condition that effects every type of government, at every level, and has bewitched scholars of governance from ancient times to the present day. The book brings together chapters on a range of state and regional corruption experiences, framing them in terms of efforts to enhance ethical conduct and achieve integrity in government practices and operations. In addition, the book addresses and analyses the theoretical and practical bases of ethics that form the background and historical precepts of efforts to create integrity in government practices, and finally assesses recent international efforts to address corruption on an international scale.

This book will be perfect for researchers and upper level students of public administration, comparative government, international development, criminal justice, and corruption.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Global Strategies for a Global Scourge

Melchior Powell, Dina Wafa and Tim A. Mau

Part 1: Theoretical and Historical Context

1. Surviving Bureaucracy: Patterns of Corruption, Prospects for Reform

Charles Garofalo  

2. Corruption in Context: What Goes Wrong in Governance

Leo Huberts and Karin Lasthuizen

Part 2: Fighting Corruption and Restoring Public Trust and Accountability an a Regional Context

A. Africa: Southern Africa And Western Africa

3. Anti-Corruption Agencies as Tools for Fighting Corruption in West Africa: The Nigerian Example

David U. Enweremadu

4. Legal and Institutional Measures Against Corruption in Southern Africa: Case Studies

Evangelos A. Mantzaris and Pregala Pillay

B. Asia

5. Corruption in China: Tigers and Flies Beware

Donald Menzel

6. Corruption in South Asia

Sucheta Pyakuryal and Raymond W. Cox III

7. Corruption in the Arab World

Dina Wafa

C. Australasia

8. Anti-Corruption Measures in Australia and New Zealand

Adam Masters and Katherine Hall

D. Russia and Europe

9. Corruption Syndrome: Reverse Evolution of Bureaucracy-Corruption in Russia

Sergey Zuev and Dmitry Rogozin

10. Multidimensional Comparative Analysis of Corruption in Europe from 1999-2013

Agata Więcek-Starczyńska, Katarzyna Mroczek-Dąbrowska and Piotr Trąpczyński

E. The Americas

11. Corruption in Canada: An Emerging Culture of Entitlement Threatens Good Governance

Tim A. Mau

12. Corruption in the United States: A Systems View of Ethics Management

Melchior Powell

13. Latin America: The Proliferation of Public Organizations

Victor S. Peña

PART 3: Combatting Corruption World-Wide

14. Public Service Ethics and Accountability in a Globalized World

Cynthia E. Lynch and Thomas D. Lynch

15. Grappling with Corruption Globally: Concluding Observations

Melchior Powell, Dina Wafa and Tim A. Mau

About The Contributors


About the Editors

Melchior Powell is Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Administration at California State University, Long Beach, USA.

Dina Wafa is Founding Director, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy Executive Education, The American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Tim A. Mau is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph, Canada.

About the Series

Routledge Corruption and Anti-Corruption Studies

The series features innovative and original research on the subject of corruption from scholars around the world. As well as documenting and analyzing corruption, the series aims to discuss anti-corruption initiatives and endeavors, in an attempt to demonstrate ways forward for countries and institutions where the problem is widespread. The series particularly promotes comparative and interdisciplinary research targeted at a global readership.

In terms of theory and method, rather than basing itself on any one orthodoxy, the series draws broadly on the tool kit of the social sciences in general, emphasizing comparison, the analysis of the structure and processes, and the application of qualitative and quantitative methods.

The series welcomes submissions from established and junior authors on cutting-edge and high-level research on key topics that feature in global news and public debate. To submit book proposals, please contact the Editor, Helena Hurd ([email protected]).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Corruption & Misconduct
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries