Political corruption in the Caribbean Basin retards state economic growth and development, undermines government legitimacy, and threatens state security. In spite of recent anti-corruption efforts of intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations (IGO/NGOs), Caribbean political corruption problems appear to be worsening in the post-Cold War period. This work discovers why IGO/NGO efforts to arrest corruption are failing by investigating the domestic and international causes of political corruption in the Caribbean.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. A Theory of Political Corruption 3. A History of Caribbean Political Corruption 1492-1950 4. Contemporary Caribbean Political Corruption 5. Jamaica: Westminster Corrupted 6. Costa Rica: Democracy Manipulated 7. Conclusion
Michael W. Collier is the Research Director of Florida International University's Latin American and Caribbean Center.