Syndromes of Corruption: Wealth, Power, and Democracy

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Cambridge University Press, 01.12.2005
Corruption is a threat to democracy and economic development in many societies. It arises in the ways people pursue, use and exchange wealth and power, and in the strength or weakness of the state, political and social institutions that sustain and restrain those processes. Differences in these factors, Michael Johnston argues, give rise to four major syndromes of corruption: Influence Markets, Elite Cartels, Oligarchs and Clans, and Official Moguls. In this 2005 book, Johnston uses statistical measures to identify societies in each group, and case studies to show that the expected syndromes do arise. Countries studied include the United States, Japan and Germany (Influence Markets); Italy, Korea and Botswana (Elite Cartels); Russia, the Philippines and Mexico (Oligarchs and Clans); and China, Kenya, and Indonesia (Offical Moguls). A concluding chapter explores reform, emphasising the ways familiar measures should be applied - or withheld, lest they do harm - with an emphasis upon the value of 'deep democratisation'.
 

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power consensus and policy
16
Participation institutions and syndromes of corruption
36
influence for rent decisions for sale
60
how to buy friends and govern people
89
we are family and youre not
120
reach out and squeeze someone
155
From analysis to reform
186
Countries in each cluster and distances from statistical
221
References
228
Index
257
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Seite 234 - Are Corruption and Taxation Really Harmful to Growth? Firm-Level Evidence," Policy Research Working Paper 2485, Washington, DC: World Bank.
Seite xii - Sciences, and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey; for that opportunity and their support I gratefully acknowledge the Institute and NEH.
Seite 238 - The Rise and Fall of Albania's Pyramid Schemes," Finance and Development 37: 46-49, online at http://www.imf.org/external/ pubs/ft/fandd/2000/03/pdf/jarvis.pdf (viewed January 5, 2005).
Seite x - I have seen the future and it is very much like the present — only longer.

Über den Autor (2005)

Michael Johnston is Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science and Division Director for the Social Sciences, Colgate University, New York.

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