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The Resource Corruption as a last resort : adapting to the market in Central Asia, Kelly M. McMann

Corruption as a last resort : adapting to the market in Central Asia, Kelly M. McMann

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Corruption as a last resort : adapting to the market in Central Asia
Title
Corruption as a last resort
Title remainder
adapting to the market in Central Asia
Statement of responsibility
Kelly M. McMann
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why do ordinary people engage in corruption? Kelly M. McMann contends that bureaucrats, poverty, and culture do not force individuals in Central Asia to pay bribes, use connections, or sell political support. Rather, corruption is a last resort when relatives, groups in society, the market, and formal government programs cannot provide essential goods and services. Using evidence from her long-term research in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, McMann shows that Islamic institutions, secular charities, entrepreneurs, and banks cannot provide the jobs and credit people need. This drives individuals to illicitly seek employment and loans from government officials. A leading cause of this resource scarcity is market reform, as demonstrated by McMann's analysis of these countries as well as of Uzbekistan and global data. Market reform without supporting institutions, such as credit registries and antimonopoly measures, limits the resources available from the market and societal groups. McMann finds that in these circumstances only those individuals who have affluent relatives have an alternative to corruption. By focusing on ordinary people, McMann offers a new understanding of corruption. Previously, our knowledge was largely restricted to government officials' role in illicit exchanges. From her novel approach comes a useful policy insight: supplying ordinary people with alternatives to corruption is a fundamental and important anticorruption strategy.--
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1970-
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McMann, Kelly M.
Dewey number
364.13230958
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Corruption
  • Political corruption
  • Post-communism
  • Asia, Central
  • Asia, Central
Label
Corruption as a last resort : adapting to the market in Central Asia, Kelly M. McMann
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
An absence of alternatives : a new framework for understanding corruption -- Alternatives to corruption and the impact of market reform : the arguments and their theoretical implications -- Bribery, favoritism, and clientelism : evidence from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan -- Market actors as an unrealized alternative : the impact of market reforms -- Islamic institutions and secular charities : obstacles to providing substitute resources -- Families : the uneven impact of market reforms -- Reducing corruption : policy recommendations -- Appendix : statistical analysis
Control code
FIEb17609896
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780801453274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)871228415
Label
Corruption as a last resort : adapting to the market in Central Asia, Kelly M. McMann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
An absence of alternatives : a new framework for understanding corruption -- Alternatives to corruption and the impact of market reform : the arguments and their theoretical implications -- Bribery, favoritism, and clientelism : evidence from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan -- Market actors as an unrealized alternative : the impact of market reforms -- Islamic institutions and secular charities : obstacles to providing substitute resources -- Families : the uneven impact of market reforms -- Reducing corruption : policy recommendations -- Appendix : statistical analysis
Control code
FIEb17609896
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780801453274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)871228415

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