Measuring Corruption

Author: Arthur Shacklock
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317099184
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With the advance of an increasingly globalized market, the opportunities for, and scale of, corruption is growing. The size of corporations and their wealth relative to nations provides the resources for corrupt practices. The liberalization of international financial markets makes transferring and hiding the proceeds of corruption easier. Moves towards privatization in East and West are providing once-only incentives for corruption on an unprecedented scale, as officials not only deal with the income of the state, but with its assets as well. In this book, Transparency International's (TI) world-renowned 'Corruption Perception Index' (CPI) and 'Bribery Perception Index' (BPI) are explained and examined by a group of experts. They set out to establish to what extent they are reliable measures of corruption and whether a series of surveys can measure changes in corruption and the effectiveness of anti-corruption strategies. The book contains a variety of expert contributions which deal with the complexity, difficulty and potential for measuring corruption as the key to developing effective strategies for combating it.

Encouraging Ethics and Challenging Corruption

Author: Noel Preston
Publisher: Federation Press
ISBN: 9781862874480
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Encouraging Ethics and Preventing Corruption brings theory and practice together in addressing the question: How are we to be ethical in public life and through public institutions? It is a major contribution to public sector ethics within Australia and internationally because it provides an exhaustive analysis of reform across a decade in one jurisdiction, Queensland, and then proceeds to itemise a best practice integrity system or ethics regime. Drawing on the extensive research of two of Australia's leading practical ethicists, this text is essential reading for all students and practitioners of applied and professional ethics in the public sphere. Part A of the text provides a preferred theoretical and conceptual framework which both justifies and guides the development of a public sector ethics regime. Part B examines the place of the individual within a world of institutional ethics. Part C outlines the Queensland governance reforms introduced since 1989 following the Fitzgerald Inquiry which exposed corruption in the police and ministry. The final chapter, the 'Epilogue', gathers the insights of earlier chapters and suggests a more explicitly ethics-centred approach to governance reform that may take us 'beyond best practice'. Clearly, while it is the Australian context we have in mind, we are confident that this is a text which addresses the quest for integrity and ethics in government wherever society is committed to social and liberal democratic ideals.

Promoting Integrity

Author: A.J. Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351908324
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What are the right institutional settings and strategies for ensuring honesty and accountability in public life? How do these settings and strategies relate to one another, and how do we know what is working and what is missing from the whole complex tapestry? Taking Australia as a case study that is relevant to all countries where public integrity is an issue, this book offers some new answers to these larger questions. The collection reviews a variety of existing efforts to understand, 'map' and evaluate the effectiveness of integrity policies and institutions, not just in the government sector but across all the major institutions of modern society. It will be of interest to those in governance, politics, law and public policy.

Islam Beyond Conflict

Author: Azyumardi Azra
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754670926
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This volume explores the extent to which moderate Indonesian Islam is able to assimilate leading concepts from Western political theory. The essays explore how concepts from Western political theory are compatible with a liberal interpretation of Islamic universals and how such universals can form the basis for a contemporary approach to the protection of human rights and the articulation of a modern Islamic civil society.

The Quest for Good Governance

Author: Alina Mungiu-Pippidi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110711392X
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A passionate examination of why international anti-corruption fails to deliver results and how we should understand and build good governance.

Corruption Accountability and Discretion

Author: Nancy S. Lind
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787435563
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This timely and insightful book provides the key elements needed to understand the nature and prevalence of corruption in public governance, as well as the devastating public policy consequences.

The Quiet Power of Indicators

Author: Sally Engle Merry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107075203
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This highly accessible book investigates the rankings that increasingly influence perceptions of countries' governance and civil rights.

Corruption

Author: Derrick McKoy
Publisher: Hansib Publishing (Caribbean), Limited
ISBN: 9781906190446
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An exploration of why corruption exists, how governments can address the problem, the law on the subject, including bribery, misconduct in public office and anti-corruption legislation. Special emphasis is placed on the Contractors General in Belize and Jamaica, as important agencies in the anti corruption struggle. McKoy advances his own theories on anti corruption to advance the development of corruption free governments and politics.