1st Edition

Political Corruption in the Caribbean Basin
Constructing a Theory to Combat Corruption

ISBN 9780415804929
Published June 9, 2009 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

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

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Michael W. Collier is the Research Director of Florida International University's Latin American and Caribbean Center.