Corruption and Government Causes, Consequences, and Reform

ISBN-10: 0521659124

ISBN-13: 9780521659123

Edition: 1999

Authors: Susan Rose-Ackerman

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This text suggests how high levels of corruption limit investment and growth and lead to ineffective government. It discusses how developing countries and those making a transition from socialism are particularly at risk.
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List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/28/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 282
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Laura Marcus is Goldsmiths' Professor of English at the University of Oxford, where she is a Fellow of New College. She is the author of Auto/biographical Discourses: Theory, Criticism, Practice; Virginia Woolf: Writers and their Works and The Tenth Muse: Writing about Cinema in the Modernist Period. She has also co-edited Close Up, 1927-1933: Cinema and Modernism and The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature.Susan Rose-Ackerman is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence (Law and Political Science) at Yale University. She has published widely on administrative law, corruption, federalism, and law and economics. She is the author of From Elections to Democracy: Building Accountable Government in Hungary and Poland (2005); Corruption and Government: Causes, Consequences and Reform, 1999 (translated into seventeen languages; 2nd edition, with Bonnie Palifka, forthcoming); and Controlling Environmental Policy: The Limits of Public Law in Germany and the United States (1995). She is the editor of Anti-Corruption Policy: Can International Actors Play a Constructive Role? (with Paul Carrington, 2013); Comparative Administrative Law (with Peter Lindseth, 2010); International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption (Volume I, 2006; Volume II, with Tina S#248;reide, 2011). Her current research and teaching interests are the comparative study of administrative law and public policy analysis, with a focus on the United States and Western Europe, and the political economy of corruption and its control. She directs the program in comparative administrative law at Yale Law School, and she holds a BA from Wellesley College and a PhD from Yale University.

Introduction: The Costs of Corruption
Corruption as an Economic Problem
The Economic Impact of Corruption
Payments that Equate Supply and Demand
Bribes as Incentive Payments for Bureaucrats
Bribes to Reduce Costs
Organized Crime and Corruption
Corruption of High-Level Officials
Payments to Obtain Major Contracts and Concessions
Reducing Incentives and Increasing Costs
Program Elimination
Establishing a Credible Privatization Process
Reform of Public Programs
Competitive Pressures in Administration
The Deterrent Effect of Anticorruption Laws
Procurement Reform
Reform of the Civil Service
Pay Reform
Conflicts of Interest
Carrots and Sticks
Corruption in Hierarchies
The Rediscovery of Contract
Corruption as a Cultural Problem
Bribes, Patronage, and Gift Giving
Bribes, Gifts, Prices, and Tips
The Similarity of Bribes and Gifts
Patronage, Gift Giving, and Economic Development
Corruption as a Political Problem
Corruption and Politics
Bilateral Monopolies and Mafia-Dominated States
Competitive Bribery
Democracy and Corruption: Incentives and Reforms
Electoral Systems
Buying Political Influence and Buying Votes
Controlling Political Power
Checks and Balances in the Legislative Process
Accountable Implementation
Federalism: Exit and Voice
Independent Judicial and Prosecutorial Institutions
Openness and Accountability
Achieving Reform
The Role of the International Community
Controlling Corruption in Development Projects
Supporting Reform
Limiting Corruption in International Business
Controlling Money Laundering and International Criminal Enterprise
New International Institutions
Conclusions: Policy Fads and Policy Reforms
Domestic Conditions for Reform
Political Structure and Reform
Scandal and Crisis as Catalysts
Natural Resource Wealth and Foreign Aid
Demands for Reform
Sustaining Reform
Name Index
Subject Index
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