Corruption, Anti-Corruption and Governance

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-04-11
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Corruption and anti-corruption are now mainstream public policy challenges. Politicians and the public alike now discuss corruption with the type of rhetoric that they never did before. Perhaps surprisingly, however there remains little detailed, cross-national analysis of which anti-corruption strategies work and which don't. This book aims to make a contribution towards redressing this imbalance.

Through case studies in six countries (Bangladesh, Kenya, Germany, Poland, South Korea and the UK) this book illustrates that those looking to fight corruption must understand that quality of governance and successful anti-corruption strategies are indelibly linked. Only when this relationship is understood, will progress in tackling corruption be made. The book is empirically rich and theoretically driven, and should be core reading for anyone interested in understanding why corruption flourishes and what works in trying to fight it.

Author Biography

Dan Hough is Reader in Politics and Director of the Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption (SCSC) at the University of Sussex, UK. His research centres on political corruption, political parties and also issues of devolution and constitutional change.

Table of Contents

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1. The Rise and Rise of the Global Anti-corruption Movement
2. Governance Regimes and the Fight Against Corruption
3. Bangladesh and Kenya; Tough Talk, Small Steps, Ineffectual Outcomes
4. South Korea and Poland; Tough Talk, Small Steps, Contested Outcomes
5. Germany and the UK; The Slow and Winding Road to Reform

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