Political Corruption: Readings in Comparative Analysis

Arnold J. Heidenheimer

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Marc Notes: Originally published: New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970.; Includes bibliographical references (p. 579-582). Publisher Marketing: Corruption is once again high on the international policy agenda as a result of globalization, the spread of democracy, and major scandals and reform initiatives. But the concept itself has been a focus for social scientists for many years, and new findings and data take on richer meanings when viewed in the context of long-term developments and enduring conceptual debates. This compendium, a much-enriched version of a work that has been a standard reference in the field since 1970, offers concepts, cases, and fresh evidence for comparative analysis. Building on a nucleus of classic studies laying out the nature and development of the concept of corruption, the book also incorporates recent work on economic, cultural, and linguistic dimensions of the problem, as well as critical analyses of several approaches to reform. While many authors are political scientists, work by historians, economists, and sociologists are strongly represented. Two-thirds of the nearly fifty articles are based either on studies especially written or translated for this volume, or on selected journal literature published in the 1990s. The tendency to treat corruption as merely a synonym for bribery is illuminated by analyses of the diverse terminology and linguistic techniques that help distinguish corruption problems in the major languages. Recent attempts to measure corruption, and to analyze its causes and effects quantitatively are also critically examined. New contributions emphasize especially: corruption phenomena in Asia and Africa; contrasts among region and regime types; comparing U. S. state corruption incidence; European Party finance and corruption; assessments of international corruption rating project; analyses of international corruption control treaties; unintended consequences of anti-corruption efforts. Cumulatively, the book combines description richness, analytical thrust, conceptual awareness, and contextual articulation. Contributor Bio:  Heidenheimer, Arnold J Arnold J. Heidenheimer is professor of political science at Washington University in St. Louis. He specializes in the comparative study of European and American policies. He is the co-author of "Comparative Public Policy" and "The Development of Welfare States in Europe and America", and editor of "Political Corruption". Contributor Bio:  Johnston, Michael Michael Johnston is Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science and Division Director for the Social Sciences, Colgate University, New York. Contributor Bio:  Levine, Victor T Victor T. LeVine is professor of political science at Washington University in St. Louis, and author of "Political Corruption: The Ghana Case".

Medie Bøger     Paperback Bog   (Bog med blødt omslag og limet ryg)
Udgave 2 New edition
Udgivet Storbritannien, 03/01-1970
ISBN13 9780878556366
Forlag Taylor & Francis Inc
Antal sider 593
Mål 229 × 152 × 30 mm
Vægt 785 g
Sprog Engelsk  
Editor Johnston, Michael
Editor Swarts, Jonathan