Making sense of corruption / Bo Rothstein, Goteborgs Universitet, Sweden, Aiysha Varraich, Goteborgs Universitet, Sweden.
- Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
viii, 177 pages ; 23 cm
- Political corruption.
- Corruption is a serious threat to prosperity, democracy and human well-being, with mounting empirical evidence highlighting its detrimental effects on society. Yet defining this threat has resulted in profound disagreement, producing a multidimensional concept. Tackling this important and provocative topic, the authors provide an accessible and systematic analysis of how our understanding of corruption has evolved. They identify gaps in the research and make connections between related concepts such as clientelism, patronage, patrimonialism, particularism and state capture. A fundamental issue discussed is how the opposite of corruption should be defined. By arguing for the possibility of a universal understanding of corruption, and specifically what corruption is not, an innovative solution to this problem is presented. This book provides an accessible overview of corruption, allowing scholars and students alike to see the far reaching place it has within academic research.
- Corruption and the relevance of political science
Mapping related disciplines
The evolution of corruption as a concept
Corruption and human rights
Corruption and clientelism
Corruption and patronage
Corruption and patrimonialism
Corruption, state capture and political particularism
The Chinese exception and alternative
In conclusion: what is the opposite of corruption?
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Varraich, Aiysha, author.
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