Political Corruption in the Caribbean Basin

Constructing a Theory to Combat Corruption

By Michael W. Collier

© 2005 – Routledge

256 pages

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About the Book

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

About the Author

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

About the Series

Studies in International Relations

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POL016000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
POL020000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / State & Provincial