1st Edition

Preventing Corruption in Asia Institutional Design and Policy Capacity

Edited By Ting Gong, Stephen K. Ma Copyright 2009
    272 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    272 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Despite intensified governmental and public efforts at corruption control in recent years, official transgression continues to surface in various ways of abusing the unique power and trust that a government holds.

    Preventing Corruption in Asia addresses a number of crucial questions:

    -What institutional arrangements are necessary to ensure a clean and honest government?

    - What self-regulatory capabilities must government institutions develop in order to maintain integrity?

    -How should a sense of ethical responsibility be instilled in the civil services?

    -Do special anti-corruption agencies help keep government clean?

    -How will a regulatory framework of official conduct work properly?

    -How useful are anti-corruption campaigns in containing corruption?

    Focusing on a number of carefully selected countries in the Asia and Pacific region, the book sets as its focal point the choice of institutional design in preventing corruption, rather than treating corruption as a practical or technical problem to be corrected by strong political will and good anti-corruption policy measures. While focusing on institutional designs and policy choices, the book  also examines other aspects of clean government such as the social environment, legal and regulatory framework, role of the public, and the impact of culture.


    1. Beyond Enforcement: Anticorruption Reform As A Problem Of Institutional Design MELANIE MANION  PART I: Anticorruption Reform In The People’s Republic Of China  2. China’s War On Corruption  ANDREW H. WEDEMAN  3. Rent Seeking Under The Licensing State: The Institutional Sources Of Economic Corruption In China  TAK-WING NGO  4. Cadre Recruitment And Corruption: What Goes Wrong? YAN SUN  5. The Institutionalization Of Party Discipline Inspection In China: Dynamics And Dilemmas TING GONG  6. "Policing The Police": A Perennial Challenge For China’s Anticorruption Agencies STEPHEN K. MA  7. Preventing Corruption Through Performance Measurement HON S. CHAN AND JIE GAO  Part II: Corruption And Institutional Design: Learning Across Regions  8. Japan, Korea, The Philippines, China: Four Syndromes Of Corruption  MICHAEL JOHNSTON  9. Curbing Corruption In A One-Party Dominant System: Learning From Singapore’s Experience JON S.T. QUAH  10. Combating Corruption In India: Challenges And Approaches O.P. DWIVEDI, D.S. MISHRA AND MEERA MISHRA  11. Preventing Corruption In Turkey: Issues, Instruments, And Institutions MUHITTIN ACAR AND UÄŸUR EMEK  12. Evolving Perceptions Of Government Integrity And Changing Anticorruption Measures In Taiwan CHILIK YU, CHUN-MING CHEN, LUNG-TENG HU AND WEN-JONG JUANG  13. Corruption, Culture And Institutions: Evidence From The Pacific Islands PETER LARMOUR  Concluding Remarks: Toward Cleaner Governance? GERALD CAIDEN


    Ting Gong is Professor of Political Science at City University of Hong Kong. She has done extensive research on corruption and anti-corruption reform.

    Stephen K. Ma is Professor of Political Science at California State University, Los Angeles. He has done extensive research on administrative ethics.