Corruption scandals hit the headlines all around the world, across a diverse range of institutional, organisational and cultural settings. Corruption is a major obstacle to political, social and economic development - its 'internationalisation' has had profound implications for counter corruption efforts. The Internationalisation of Corruption provides readers with an analytical framework with which to approach the issue of corruption in international affairs, from the perspective of international studies as an interdisciplinary space in the social sciences. The authors also examine the implications of corruption in world politics, international business and global finance; how corruption is linked to transnational crime networks; and the consequences of corruption for international development and world health. The Internationalisation of Corruption addresses the following questions: ¢
One of the book's particular strengths lies in its rich blend of conceptual thinking, practical examples and case studies - boiled down to the essentials. It offers valuable insights and an analytical framework to both students of corruption and those committed to fight it. Wolfgang Rau, Executive Secretary of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) - Council of Europe, Strasbourg.
Contents: Introduction; Part I Scope and Impact of Corruption: Scale and measurement; Causes and consequences. Part II Challenging Corruption: Counter corruption: the role of state actors; Countering corruption - the role of non-state actors. Part III Sector Analyses and Case Studies: Corruption and world politics; Corruption and international business; Corruption and global finance; Corruption and transnational organised crime; Corruption and international aid; Corruption and world health; Key points and suggestions for further study; Bibliography; Index.