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Corruption and Government Causes, Consequences, and Reform

ISBN-10: 1107441099

ISBN-13: 9781107441095

Edition: 2nd 2016 (Revised)

Authors: Susan Rose-Ackerman, Bonnie J. Palifka

List price: $45.95
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The second edition of Corruption and Government updates Susan Rose-Ackerman's 1999 book to address emerging issues and to rethink old questions in light of new data. The book analyzes the research explosion that accompanied the fall of the Berlin Wall, the founding of Transparency International, and the World Bank's decision to give anti-corruption policy a key place on its agenda. Time has vindicated Rose-Ackerman's emphasis on institutional reform as the necessary condition for serious progress. The book deals with routine payoffs and with corruption in contracting and privatization. It gives special attention to political corruption and to instruments of accountability. The authors have expanded the treatment of culture as a source of entrenched corruption and added chapters on criminal law, organized crime, and post-conflict societies. The book outlines domestic conditions for reform and discusses international initiatives - including both explicit anti-corruption policies and efforts to constrain money laundering.
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Book details

List price: $45.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/7/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 644
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848
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.