The Politics of Corruption series


The Politics of Corruption series

9781840641158 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Robert Williams, formerly Professor of Politics, University of Durham, UK
Publication Date: 2000 ISBN: 978 1 84064 115 8 Extent: 2,448 pp
This landmark collection will provide students of corruption with a substantial volume of material which shows how the subject has developed and how it is currently understood and explained. Volumes II and III illustrate and explain the scope, incidence and consequences of corruption in a variety of political settings in the developed and developing worlds. Volume IV presents the variety of prescriptions that have been presented as ways of controlling corruption.

The Politics of Corruption will be essential reading for policymakers, political scientists, practitioners and lawyers concerned with corruption in both the developed and developing worlds.

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Interest in corruption has increased dramatically during the last decade. Corruption in the south has been identified as a major problem and many governments are taking active steps to combat it. Contrary to some expectations, corruption in the north has not declined or disappeared, and there are heightened levels of political and public interest in confronting it. The international donor community has now recognised corruption as a serious obstacle to development. If corruption has always been with us, it has rarely attracted the intensity of global competition it now receives.

These four volumes offer a representative, up-to-date and authoritative guide to the literature on corruption. They do not purport to be comprehensive because the literature has expanded so rapidly in the past ten years. Hard choices had to be made about what to exclude and what the balance should be between academic and policy related literature and between theoretical and empirical work. The result is four volumes which contain, in the editor’s judgement, the most informative important and influential articles written on corruption in the last third of the twentieth century.

This landmark collection will provide students of corruption with a substantial volume of material which shows how the subject has developed and how it is currently understood and explained. Volumes II and III illustrate and explain the scope, incidence and consequences of corruption in a variety of political settings in the developed and developing worlds. Volume IV presents the variety of prescriptions that have been presented as ways of controlling corruption.

The Politics of Corruption will be essential reading for policymakers, political scientists, practitioners and lawyers concerned with corruption in both the developed and developing worlds.
Critical Acclaim
‘For those seriously concerned with the subject, I suspect whether they would find more information about so many varied aspects around the globe in one place than in these volumes. . . What the editors – particularly Robert Williams who is the anchor person in the gigantic effort – have done for us, the readers, is to sift the grain from the chaff. Therefore, it is worth paying for this reference compendium.’
– C.S. Venkata Ratnam, Global Business Review

‘An extraordinary broadly drawn collection of essays and analyses is combined in these four heavy volumes, to offer a remarkable overview of the politics of corruption, North, South, East and West. . . these volumes belong in every decent library of political science and economic development.’
– James Smith, The Spokesman

‘An excellent wide-ranging collection that covers the multitude of ways in which private wealth and public power interact. The contents include work from a variety of social science disciplines and cover the world from American campaign finance to Mobutu’s Zaire. A volume on remedies stresses the importance of supplementing legal reforms with reforms in the structures that govern public/private interactions.’
– Susan Rose-Ackerman, Yale University, US and author of Corruption and Government: Causes, Consequences, and Reform (1999)
Volume I: 28 articles, dating from 1961–1999
Volume II: 23 articles, dating from 1966–1999
Volume III: 33 articles, dating from 1983–1999
Volume IV: 29 articles, dating from 1984–1998
Contributors include: E.C. Banfield, D. Della Porta, A. Doig, P. Heywood, P.D. Hutchcroft, M. Johnston, Y. Mény, S. Rose-Ackerman, R. Theobald, R. Wade

Volume I
Introduction Robert Williams

1. M. McMullan (1961), ‘A Theory of Corruption: Based on a Consideration of Corruption in the Public Services and Governments of British Colonies and Ex-Colonies in West Africa’
2. Nathaniel H. Leff (1964), ‘Economic Development Through Bureaucratic Corruption’
3. Colin Leys (1965), ‘What is the Problem About Corruption?’
4. J.S. Nye (1967), ‘Corruption and Political Development: A Cost–Benefit Analysis’
5. James C. Scott (1969), ‘An Analysis of Corruption in Developing Nations’
6. John Waterbury (1973), ‘Endemic and Planned Corruption in a Monarchical Regime’
7. Edward C. Banfield (1975), ‘Corruption as a Feature of Governmental Organization’
8. Robert J. Williams (1976), ‘The Problem of Corruption: A Conceptual and Comparative Analysis’
9. J. Patrick Dobel (1978), ‘The Corruption of a State’
10. Graeme C. Moodie (1980), ‘On Political Scandals and Corruption’
11. Simcha B. Werner (1983), ‘New Directions in the Study of Administrative Corruption’
12. M. Shahid Alam (1989), ‘Anatomy of Corruption: An Approach to the Political Economy of Underdevelopment’
13. Andrei Shleifer and Robert W. Vishny (1993), ‘Corruption’
14. Paolo Mauro (1995), ‘Corruption and Growth’
15. Moisés Naím (1995), ‘The Corruption Eruption’
16. Michael Johnston (1996), ‘The Search for Definitions: The Vitality of Politics and the Issue of Corruption’
17. Mushtaq H. Khan (1996), ‘The Efficiency Implications of Corruption’
18. Yves Mény (1996), ‘“Fin de siècle” Corruption: Change, Crisis and Shifting Values’
19. Susan Rose-Ackerman (1996), ‘Democracy and “Grand” Corruption’
20. Paul Heywood (1997), ‘Political Corruption: Problems and Perspectives’
21. Paul D. Hutchcroft (1997), ‘The Politics of Privilege: Assessing the Impact of Rents, Corruption, and Clientelism on Third World Development’
22. Mark Philp (1997), ‘Defining Political Corruption’
23. Morris Szeftel (1998), ‘Misunderstanding African Politics: Corruption and the Governance Agenda’
24. A.W. Goudie and David Stasavage (1998), ‘A Framework for the Analysis of Corruption’
25. Robin Theobald (1999), ‘So What Really is the Problem About Corruption?’
26. J.P. Olivier de Sardan (1999), ‘A Moral Economy of Corruption in Africa?’
27. Robert Williams (1999), ‘New Concepts for Old?’
28. Michael Johnston (1998), ‘What Can Be Done About Entrenched Corruption?’
Name Index

Volume II
Introduction Robert Williams

1. James C. Scott (1969), ‘Corruption, Machine Politics, and Political Change’
2. Guenther Roth (1968), ‘Personal Rulership, Patrimonialism, and Empire-Building in the New States’
3. Rene Lemarchand and Keith Legg (1972), ‘Political Clientelism and Development: A Preliminary Analysis’
4. F.G. Bailey (1966), ‘The Peasant View of the Bad Life’
5. Walter Little (1992), ‘Political Corruption in Latin America’
6. Stephen D. Morris (1999), ‘Corruption and the Mexican Political System: Continuity and Change’
7. Kai Ambos (1997), ‘Attempts at Drug Control in Colombia, Peru and Bolivia’
8. R. Andrew Nickson (1996), ‘Democratisation and Institutionalised Corruption in Paraguay’
9. Kallu Kalamiya (1979), ‘Rape of Sovereignty: OTRAG in Zaire’
10. Victor Azarya and Naomi Chazan (1987), ‘Disengagement from the State in Africa: Reflections on the Experience of Ghana and Guinea’
11. Jennifer A. Widner (1995), ‘States and Statelessness in Late Twentieth-Century Africa’
12. Peter Lewis (1996), ‘From Prebendalism to Predation: The Political Economy of Decline in Nigeria’
13. Kenneth Good (1994), ‘Corruption and Mismanagement in Botswana: A Best-Case Example?’
14. Harold Crouch (1979), ‘Patrimonialism and Military Rule in Indonesia’
15. Paul D. Hutchcroft (1991), ‘Oligarchs and Cronies in the Philippine State: The Politics of Patrimonial Plunder’
16. James Ockey (1994), ‘Political, Parties, Factions, and Corruption in Thailand’
17. Robert Wade (1985), ‘The Market for Public Office: Why the Indian State Is Not Better at Development’
18. Gurharpal Singh (1997), ‘Understanding Political Corruption in Contemporary Indian Politics’
19. Herb Thompson (1993), ‘Malaysian Forestry Policy in Borneo’
20. Alan P.L. Liu (1983), ‘The Politics of Corruption in the People’s Republic of China’
21. Andrea Thaleman (1996), ‘Vietnam: Marketing the Economy’
22. Ting Gong (1997), ‘Forms and Characteristics of China’s Corruption in the 1990s: Change With Continuity'
23. Tom Lodge (1998), ‘Political Corruption in South Africa’
Name Index

Volume III:
Introduction Robert Williams

1. David Nelken and Michael Levi (1996), ‘The Corruption of Politics and the Politics of Corruption: An Overview’
2. Robin Theobald (1983), ‘The Decline of Patron-Client Relations in Developed Societies’
3. Petrus C. Van Duyne (1996/97), ‘Organized Crime, Corruption and Power’
4. John Dumbrell (1991), ‘Corruption and Ethics Codes in Congress: Ethics Issues in the U.S. Congress’
5. Dennis F. Thompson (1993), ‘Mediated Corruption: The Case of the Keating Five’
6. Robert Williams (1995), ‘Private Interests and Public Office: The American Experience of Sleaze’
7. Susan Welch and John R. Hibbing (1997), ‘The Effects of Charges of Corruption on Voting Behavior in Congressional Elections, 1982–1990’
8. Alan Doig (1996), ‘From Lynskey to Nolan: The Corruption of British Politics and Public Service?’
9. Sebastian Berry (1992), ‘Lobbyists: Techniques of the Political “Insider”’
10. Neil Collins (1999), ‘’Corruption in Ireland: A Review of Recent Cases’
11. Yves Mény (1997), ‘France: The End of the Republican Ethic?’
12. Christophe Fay (1995), ‘Political Sleaze in France: Forms and Issues’
13. Wolfgang Seibel (1997), ‘Corruption in the Federal Republic of Germany Before and in the Wake of Reunification’
14. Charlie Jeffrey and Simon Green (1995), ‘Sleaze and the Sense of Malaise in Germany’
15. Francesco Kjellberg (1994/95), ‘Conflict of Interest, Corruption or (Simply) Scandals?: The “Oslo Case” 1989–91’
16. Donatella Della Porta and Alberto Vannucci (1997), ‘The Resources of Corruption: Some Reflections from the Italian Case'
17. David Nelken (1996), ‘The Judges and Political Corruption in Italy’
18. Martin Rhodes (1997), ‘Financing Party Politics in Italy: A Case of Systemic Corruption’
19. Raimondo Catanzaro (1994), ‘Violent Social Regulation: Organized Crime in the Italian South’
20. Paul Heywood (1995), ‘Sleaze in Spain’
21. Fernando Jiménez (1998), ‘Political Scandals and Political Responsibility in Democratic Spain’
22. Kl.S. Koutsoukis (1995), ‘Sleaze in Contemporary Greek Politics’
23. Chalmers Johnson (1986), ‘Tanaka Kakuei, Structural Corruption, and the Advent of Machine Politics in Japan’
24. Steven R. Reed (1996), ‘Political Corruption in Japan’
25. Jean-Marie Bouissou (1997), ‘Gifts, Networks and Clienteles: Corruption in Japan as a Redistributive System’
26. Ian Kearns (1990), ‘The Recruit Scandal and Corruption in Japanese Political Life’
27. Michael Jackson and Rodney Smith (1996), ‘Inside Moves and Outside Views: An Australian Case Study of Elite and Public Perceptions of Political Corruption’
28. Robert Williams (1986), ‘Crime and Corruption in Australia’
29. Robert Williams (1992), ‘Investigating Corruption, Implementing Reform: The Australian Case’
30. Simcha B. Werner (1983), ‘The Development of Political Corruption: A Case Study of Israel’
31. Federico Varese (1997), ‘The Transition to the Market and Corruption in Post-socialist Russia’
32. Åse B. Grødeland, Tatyana Y. Koshechkina and William L. Miller (1998), ‘“Foolish to Give and Yet More Foolist Not to Take” – In-depth Interviews with Post-Communist Citizens on Their Everyday Use of Bribes and Contacts’
33. Svetlana Glinkina (1998), ‘The Ominous Landscape of Russian Corruption’
Name Index

Volume IV:
Introduction Robert Williams

1. Kate Gillespie and Gwenn Okruhlik (1991), ‘The Political Dimensions of Corruption Cleanups: A Framework for Analysis’
2. Peter Eigen (1996), ‘Combatting Corruption Around the World’
3. Daniel Kaufmann (1998), ‘Revisiting Anti-Corruption Strategies: Tilt Towards Incentive-Driven Approaches?’
4. Petter Langseth, Rick Stapenhurst and Jeremy Pope (1997), The Role of a National Integrity System in Fighting Corruption
5. Susan Rose-Ackerman (1996), Redesigning the State to Fight Corruption: Transparency, Competition, and Privatization
6. Alan Doig (1998), ‘Dealing with Corruption: The Next Steps’
7. Stephen P. Riley (1998), ‘The Political Economy of Anti-Corruption Strategies in Africa’
8. Michael M. Atkinson and Maureen Mancuso (1992), ‘Edicts and Etiquette: Regulating Conflict of Interest in Congress and the House of Commons’
9. Mark Findlay and Andrew Stewart (1992), ‘Implementing Corruption Prevention Strategies Through Codes of Conduct’
10. Adriana Alberti (1996), ‘Political Corruption and the Role of Public Prosecutors in Italy’
11. Simon Coldham (1995), ‘Legal Reponses to State Corruption in Commonwealth Africa’
12. Kenneth M. Gibbons (1986), ‘Canada’s Task Force on Conflict of Interest’
13. Robert Klitgaard (1997), ‘Cleaning Up and Invigorating the Civil Service’
14. Frederick Stapenhurst and Petter Langseth (1997), ‘The Role of the Public Administration in Fighting Corruption’
15. Alan Doig (1995), ‘Good Government and Sustainable Anti-Corruption Strategies: A Role for Independent Anti-Corruption Agencies?’
16. Kenneth M. Dye and Rick Stapenhurst (1998), Pillars of Integrity: The Importance of Supreme Audit Institutions in Curbing Corruption
17. S.N. Sangita (1995), ‘Institutional Arrangement for Controlling Corruption in Public Life: Karnataka Experience’
18. Max J. Skidmore (1996), ‘Promise and Peril in Combating Corruption: Hong Kong’s ICAC’
19. John Toye and Mick Moore (1998), ‘Taxation, Corruption and Reform’
20. James B. Jacobs and Frank Anechiarico (1992), ‘Blacklisting Public Contractors as an Anti-Corruption and Racketeering Strategy’
21. Lucinda A. Low, Andrea K. Bjorklund and Kathryn Cameron Atkinson (1998), ‘The Inter-American Convention Against Corruption: A Comparison With the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’
22. Peter Poerting and Werner Vahlenkamp (1998), ‘Internal Strategies Against Corruption: Guidelines for Preventing and Combating Corruption in Police Authorities’
23. Angela Gorta and Suzie Forell (1995), ‘Layers of Decision: Linking Social Definitions of Corruption and Willingness to Take Action’
24. Peter N. Grabosky (1990), ‘Citizen Co-Production and Corruption Control’
25. Petter Langseth and Bryane Michael (1998), ‘Are Bribe Payments in Tanzania “Grease” or “Grit”?’
26. Craig W. Thomas (1998), ‘Maintaining and Restoring Public Trust in Government Agencies and Their Employees’
27. Robert Wade (1984), ‘The System of Administrative and Political Corruption: Canal Irrigation in South India’
28. Louis M. Seagull (1994/95), ‘Whistleblowing and Corruption Control: The GE Case’
29. Judith A. Truelson (1987), ‘Blowing the Whistle on Systematic Corruption: On Maximising Reform and Minimising Retaliation’
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