Corruption, Contention, and Reform: The Power of Deep Democratization
Corruption is a major issue that NGOs, governments, and individuals are trying to eliminate everyday. Corruption hampers the ability of governments to function properly and of people to have faith in their government. It impacts services, goods, and overall quality of life. Corruption comes in many different forms, and it does not just affect the poor countries; it can affect the industrialized countries as well. This book joins a long list of books that try to get a handle on how to tackle corruption. The first few chapters examines the different theories, models, and general ideas about how to tackle corruption. The author believes a long, steady, slow climb into deep democratization will lead to a world where corruption is not necessarily eliminated, but it is widely curtailed. The second part of the book examines individual countries.
This book is written for a very specific audience: the people who try to tackle this on a daily basis. It provides theory and case studies. Even though it is written for a specific audience, the average reader will be able to learn more about this hot topic by reading this book, since the author keeps the technical words to a minimum.
Cambridge University Press