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The Resource Global corruption : money, power and ethics in the modern world, Laurence Cockcroft

Global corruption : money, power and ethics in the modern world, Laurence Cockcroft

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Global corruption : money, power and ethics in the modern world
Title
Global corruption
Title remainder
money, power and ethics in the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Laurence Cockcroft
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Corruption has played a pivotal role in sustaining appallingly high levels of poverty in many developing countries, particularly in relation to the deficient provision of basic services such as education and healthcare. It is also a major reason why growth-rate increases in Africa and South Asia have failed to benefit large segments of the population. Corruption drives the overexploitation of natural resources, capturing their value for a small elite--whether timber from Indonesia or coltan from Congo. In the developed world, corrupt funding undermines political systems and lays policy open to heavy financial lobbying. Laurence Cockcroft argues that corruption has to be seen as the result of the interplay between elite "embedded networks, " greed, and organized crime. The growth of corruption has been facilitated by globalization, the integration of new and expanding markets into the world economy, and the rapid expansion of offshore financial facilities, which provide a home to largely unregulated pools of money derived from personal fortunes, organized crime, and pricing malpractice in international trade. This book shows how the current international interest in corruption follows the fifty years of the Cold War in which efforts to rein in corruption were regarded in international policymaking circles as off the table. Cockcroft describes the change of attitude from the 1990s onward and the initiatives that have been designed to combat corruption over the past twenty years--from individual prosecutors, to governments, to civil society, and to progressive business--and assesses their impact to date. By identifying the main drivers of corruption worldwide and analyzing current efforts to control them, Global Corruption: Money, Power, and Ethics in the Modern World suggests ways in which the problems caused by corruption can be addressed and ultimately prevented."--
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Cockcroft, Laurence
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Political corruption
  • Wealth
Label
Global corruption : money, power and ethics in the modern world, Laurence Cockcroft
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
What is Corruption? -- The Corrosive Power of Corruption -- Secret Trades -- Victims of Corruption -- Constant Values, Changing Standards -- Why Now? -- What Drives Corruption Forward? -- The Long March: Is There Progress? -- Key Roadblocks -- Corruption and Global Warming -- The People's Voice -- Shaping the Future
Control code
FIEb17206960
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 270 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812245028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)795175111
Label
Global corruption : money, power and ethics in the modern world, Laurence Cockcroft
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
What is Corruption? -- The Corrosive Power of Corruption -- Secret Trades -- Victims of Corruption -- Constant Values, Changing Standards -- Why Now? -- What Drives Corruption Forward? -- The Long March: Is There Progress? -- Key Roadblocks -- Corruption and Global Warming -- The People's Voice -- Shaping the Future
Control code
FIEb17206960
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 270 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812245028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)795175111

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