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Corruption and Corruption Control: Democracy in the Balance
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science. (Governance, Ethics and Corruption - Politikens mörka sida)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0670-7595
Hamilton College, USA.
2019 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Corruption in politics and public administration is pervasive and difficult to eliminate. It has a strong effect on public attitudes toward government and is at the same time badly understood. A clear, comprehensive understanding of corruption is critical to the goal of ethical government that is trusted by the public. In this short and accessible text, Staffan Andersson and Frank Anechiarico demonstrate how the dynamics of life in organizations both generate corruption and make it difficult to prevent without undermining the effectiveness of government. They argue that how we define corruption, how we measure it, and how we try to combat it are strongly interrelated and should not be seen as separate issues. The authors demonstrate how this integrated approach, together with a focus on the damage caused by corruption to civic inclusivity and participation, can serve as an entry point for understanding the quality of democracy and the challenge of good governance. Using examples from mainly the United States and Sweden, Andersson and Anechiarico establish that recent anti-corruption reforms in public administration have often been narrowly focused on bribery (exchange corruption) and law enforcement approaches, while doing too little to other problems and forms of corruption. Corruption and Corruption Control: Democracy in the Balance will be of great interest to all students of politics, public administration and management, and ethics.

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New York and Abingdon: Routledge, 2019. , p. 170
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Political Science
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Social Sciences, Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-84620ISBN: 9780815383017 (print)ISBN: 9780815383000 (print)ISBN: 9781351206990 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-84620DiVA, id: diva2:1320557
Available from: 2019-06-05 Created: 2019-06-05 Last updated: 2019-08-14Bibliographically approved

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