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Corruption: A Very Short Introduction

Leslie Holmes

April 2015

ISBN: 9780199689699

176 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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Corruption one of the biggest issues facing the contemporary international community. In this Very Short Introduction, Leslie Holmes explores the problem - how it is defined, the impact it has on society, politics, and the economy, its various causes - and considers how we might deal with it globally.

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Corruption one of the biggest issues facing the contemporary international community. In this Very Short Introduction, Leslie Holmes explores the problem - how it is defined, the impact it has on society, politics, and the economy, its various causes - and considers how we might deal with it globally.

  • One of the first comprehensive introductions to the global problem of corruption
  • Looks at what corruption is and the effect it has
  • Considers the main causes of corruption and explore the ways in which corruption levels can be lowered
  • Explores ways to address examples of corruption from across the globe

About the Author(s)

Leslie Holmes, Professor of Political Science, University of Melbourne, Australia

Leslie Holmes is Professor of Political Science at the University of Melbourne, and a recurrent visiting professor at the Graduate School of Social Research in Warsaw, the University of Bologna, and the People's University in Beijing. He has also taught at the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Vienna and at intensive workshops on corruption in Belgrade and Sofia. His principal research specialisations are corruption, communism, and post-communism. He has authored or edited 14 books and numerous articles and book chapters. His publications include Rotten States? (Duke UP, 2006), Communism (OUP, 2009), Post-Communist Democratization (co-authored with John Dryzek - CUP, 2002), and two edited collections, Terrorism, Organised Crime, and Corruption (Elgar, 2007) and Trafficking and Human Rights (Elgar, 2010). He has been a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia since 1995.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    1:What is corruption?
    2:Why corruption is a problem
    3:Can we measure corruption?
    4:Psycho-social and cultural causes
    5:System-related causes
    6:What can states do?
    7:What else can be done?
    Further reading
    Index

Reviews

"sensible [and] serious analysis" - New Statesman, Peter Oborne

"Holmes, a prolific writer on corruption, provides a wonderfully comprehensive and accessible introduction to all aspects of corruption ... Summing up: Highly recommended, undergraduates and above; general readers. Essential for all academic and public libraries." - Gillian Brock, Choice

"a pithy yet global and comprehensive view of the subject" - New Internationalist

"Here the Australian sociologist Leslie Holmes has done us a huge favour in providing this easy and quick to read short guide to corruption" - Concatenation