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Institutions, Governance and the Control of Corruption (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Kaushik Basu, Tito Cordella Institutions, Governance and the Control of Corruption (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Kaushik Basu, Tito Cordella
R2,346 Discovery Miles 23 460 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book considers how emerging economies around the world face the challenge of building good institutions and effective governance, since so much of economic development depends on having these in place. The promotion of shared prosperity and the battle against poverty require interventions to reach out to the poor and the disadvantaged. Yet time and again we have seen such effort foild or diminished by corruption and leakage. The creation of good governance and institutions and structures to combat corruption require determination and passion but also intricate design rooted in data, analysis, and research. In this book, leading researchers from around the world bring to the table some of the best available ideas to help create better governance structures, design laws for corruption control, and nurture good institutions.

The Magnitsky ACT at Five Years - Assessing Accomplishments and Challenges (Paperback): Commission on Security and Cooperation I The Magnitsky ACT at Five Years - Assessing Accomplishments and Challenges (Paperback)
Commission on Security and Cooperation I
R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
They Wished They Were Honest - The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption (Hardcover): Michael F Armstrong They Wished They Were Honest - The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption (Hardcover)
Michael F Armstrong
R686 R526 Discovery Miles 5 260 Save R160 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In fifty years of prosecuting and defending criminal cases in New York City and elsewhere, Michael F. Armstrong has often dealt with cops. For a single two-year span, as chief counsel to the Knapp Commission, he was charged with investigating them. Based on Armstrong's vivid recollections of this watershed moment in law enforcement accountability -- prompted by the "New York Times"'s report on whistleblower cop Frank Serpico -- "They Wished They Were Honest" recreates the dramatic struggles and significance of the Commission and explores the factors that led to its success and the restoration of the NYPD's public image.

Serpico's charges against the NYPD encouraged Mayor John Lindsay to appoint prominent attorney Whitman Knapp to chair a Citizen's Commission on police graft. Overcoming a number of organizational, budgetary, and political hurdles, Chief Counsel Armstrong cobbled together an investigative group of a half-dozen lawyers and a dozen agents. Just when funding was about to run out, the "blue wall of silence" collapsed. A flamboyant "Madame," a corrupt lawyer, and a weasely informant led to a "super thief" cop, who was trapped and "turned" by the Commission. This led to sensational and revelatory hearings, which publicly refuted the notion that departmental corruption was limited to only a "few rotten apples."

In the course of his narrative, Armstrong illuminates police investigative strategy; governmental and departmental political maneuvering; ethical and philosophical issues in law enforcement; the efficacy (or lack thereof) of the police's anticorruption efforts; the effectiveness of the training of police officers; the psychological and emotional pressures that lead to corruption; and the effects of police criminality on individuals and society. He concludes with the effects, in today's world, of Knapp and succeeding investigations into police corruption and the value of permanent outside monitoring bodies, such as the special prosecutor's office, formed in response to the Commission's recommendation, as well as the current monitoring commission, of which Armstrong is chairman.

They're Coming After You Next! - The Death of American Democracy (Paperback): Mark D Swendsen Sr They're Coming After You Next! - The Death of American Democracy (Paperback)
Mark D Swendsen Sr
R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Corruption in Latin America - How Politicians and Corporations Steal from Citizens (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Robert I Rotberg Corruption in Latin America - How Politicians and Corporations Steal from Citizens (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Robert I Rotberg
R2,443 R2,059 Discovery Miles 20 590 Save R384 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book is the newest and one of the very few existing examinations of the full nature of corruption throughout Central and South America. In detailed chapters written by experts with extensive in-country experience, it reveals the political and economic roots and consequences of corruption in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Peru. The editor's introduction and conclusion texts synthesize their work and provides an over-arching view of corrupt practices and anti-corruption initiatives throughout Latin America. Corruption in Latin America shows the extent to which corrupt practices engulf each of the countries discussed, the involvement of political and corporate entities in the pursuit of ill-gotten gains, and the drag on development caused by corruption in each political entity. The book will be of interest for social scientists, political actors and social activists involved in the fight against corruption in Latin America by providing in-depth analyses of the topic and discussing how best to pursue anti-corruption efforts through civil society actions, judicial endeavors, legal shifts, or elections.

Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters (Paperback): Louis Begley Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters (Paperback)
Louis Begley
R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In December 1894, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a brilliant French artillery officer and a Jew of Alsatian descent, was court-martialed for selling secrets to the German military attache in Paris based on perjured testimony and trumped-up evidence. The sentence was military degradation and life imprisonment on Devil's Island, a hellhole off the coast of French Guiana. Five years later, the case was overturned, and eventually Dreyfus was completely exonerated. Meanwhile, the Dreyfus Affair tore France apart, pitting Dreyfusards--committed to restoring freedom and honor to an innocent man convicted of a crime committed by another--against nationalists, anti-Semites, and militarists who preferred having an innocent man rot to exposing the crimes committed by ministers of war and the army's top brass in order to secure Dreyfus's conviction.

Was the Dreyfus Affair merely another instance of the rise in France of a virulent form of anti-Semitism? In "Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters," the acclaimed novelist draws upon his legal expertise to create a riveting account of the famously complex case, and to remind us of the interest each one of us has in the faithful execution of laws as the safeguard of our liberties and honor.

Public Corruption - Regional and National Perspectives on Procurement Fraud (Hardcover): Petter Gottschalk, Perry Stanislas Public Corruption - Regional and National Perspectives on Procurement Fraud (Hardcover)
Petter Gottschalk, Perry Stanislas
R1,528 Discovery Miles 15 280 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This volume presents the latest scholarly research on the practice of public corruption. The authors explore the causes and methods of fraud-related crime, as well as how it can be detected. The book also investigates the best strategies to prevent corruption, as well as convention punishments for those convicted. Intended for criminal justice students and practitioners, Public Corruption: Regional and National Perspectives on Procurement Fraud is a valuable resource for all stages of fraud investigation.

State of Implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption - criminalization, law enforcement and... State of Implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption - criminalization, law enforcement and international cooperation (Paperback, 2nd ed)
United Nations.Office on Drugs and Crime
R1,130 R1,026 Discovery Miles 10 260 Save R104 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This second edition of State of Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption: Criminalization, Law Enforcement and International Cooperation, which was launched during the 7th session of the Conference of the States Parties (Vienna, 6-10 November 2017). The study is based on the findings and results emanating from the first cycle reviews of the implementation of the Convention by 156 States parties (2010-2015). It contains a comprehensive analysis of the implementation of chapters III (Criminalization and law enforcement) and IV (International cooperation) of the Convention. More specifically, the study: (a) identifies and describes trends and patterns in the implementation of the above-mentioned chapters, focusing on systematic or, where possible, regional commonalities and variations; (b) highlights successes and good practices on the one hand, and challenges in implementation on the other; (c) provides an overview of the emerging understanding of the Convention and differences in the reviews, where they have been encountered.

Chicago Shakedown - The Ogden Gas Scandal (Hardcover): John F. Hogan Chicago Shakedown - The Ogden Gas Scandal (Hardcover)
John F. Hogan; Foreword by John S Maxson
R534 R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Save R117 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Solving Africa's Problem (Paperback): Stephen Ekokobe Awung Solving Africa's Problem (Paperback)
Stephen Ekokobe Awung
R87 R82 Discovery Miles 820 Save R5 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Clinton's Email Scandal (Paperback): Doug Doucette Clinton's Email Scandal (Paperback)
Doug Doucette
R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Politics of Impeachment (Paperback): Margaret Tseng The Politics of Impeachment (Paperback)
Margaret Tseng
R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Legal but Corrupt - A New Perspective on Public Ethics (Paperback): Frank Anechiarico Legal but Corrupt - A New Perspective on Public Ethics (Paperback)
Frank Anechiarico
R661 Discovery Miles 6 610 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Labeling a person, institution or particular behavior as "corrupt" signals both political and moral disapproval and, in a functioning democracy, should stimulate inquiry, discussion, and, if the charge is well-founded, reform. This book argues, in a set of closely related chapters, that the political community and scholars alike have underestimated the extent of corruption in the United States and elsewhere and thus, awareness of wrong-doing is limited and discussion of necessary reform is stunted. In fact, there is a class of behaviors and institutions that are legal, but corrupt. They are accepted as legitimate by statute and practice, but they inflict very real social, economic, and political damage. This book explains why it is important to identify legally accepted corruption and provides a series of examples of corruption using this perspective.

Legacy of the Yosemite Mafia - The Ranger Image and Noble Cause Corruption in the National Park Service (Paperback): Paul D... Legacy of the Yosemite Mafia - The Ranger Image and Noble Cause Corruption in the National Park Service (Paperback)
Paul D Berkowitz, James ("J T ") Reynolds
R360 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R88 (24%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days
Corruption - Political, Economic & Social Issues (Hardcover): Brenda Davis Corruption - Political, Economic & Social Issues (Hardcover)
Brenda Davis
R4,410 R3,323 Discovery Miles 33 230 Save R1,087 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Corruption, generally defined as the abuse of entrusted power for private gains, has been the growing center of attention of many social scientists since the end of the cold war. Corruption can be seen in different perspectives depending on cultural background and it is defined in many spectrums by different scholars. This book provides current research on the political, economic and social issues of corruption. The first chapter begins with a review of social and political issues of a globalised economy. Chapter two presents a review of the literature on the economics of corruption. Chapter three tackles corruption in politics and public service. Chapter four discusses the procurement market from the macro-perspective and analyses the relationship between level of corruption and selected indicators of the public procurement market. Chapter five studies criminal culpability and economic crisis. Chapter six discusses gendered attitudes towards corruption and experiences with bribery. Chapter seven explores the relationship between corruption and gender inequality in Nicaragua. Chapter eight deals with the influence of multilateral anti-corruption agreements on the regulatory framework in developed countries. Chapter nine identifies the relationship between corruption and the processes of transition in West Balkan countries. Chapter ten explores corruption in the privatised public enterprises using selected privatised institutions. Chapter 11 discusses progress and constraints of civil society anti-corruption initiatives in Uganda. The final chapter analyses three cases of alleged corruption related to genetically modified foods where corruption claims based on ethical-critical logics were confronted with objective-formal counter-arguments.

Routledge Handbook of Political Corruption (Paperback): Paul M. Heywood Routledge Handbook of Political Corruption (Paperback)
Paul M. Heywood
R968 Discovery Miles 9 680 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Since the early 1990s, a series of major scandals in both the financial and most especially the political world has resulted in close attention being paid to the issue of corruption and its links to political legitimacy and stability. Indeed, in many countries - in both the developed as well as the developing world - corruption seems to have become almost an obsession. Concern about corruption has become a powerful policy narrative: the explanation of last resort for a whole range of failures and disappointments in the fields of politics, economics and culture. In the more established democracies, worries about corruption have become enmeshed in a wider debate about trust in the political class. Corruption remains as widespread today, possibly even more so, as it was when concerted international attention started being devoted to the issue following the end of the Cold War. This Handbook provides a showcase of the most innovative and exciting research being conducted in Europe and North America in the field of political corruption, as well as providing a new point of reference for all who are interested in the topic. The Handbook is structured around four core themes in the study of corruption in the contemporary world: understanding and defining the nature of corruption; identifying its causes; measuring its extent; and analysing its consequences. Each of these themes is addressed from various perspectives in the first four sections of the Handbook, whilst the fifth section explores new directions that are emerging in corruption research. The contributors are experts in their field, working across a range of different social-science perspectives.

Dialectics of 9/11 and the War on Terror - Educational Responses (Hardcover, New edition): Randa Elbih Dialectics of 9/11 and the War on Terror - Educational Responses (Hardcover, New edition)
Randa Elbih
R1,766 R1,335 Discovery Miles 13 350 Save R431 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Dialectics of 9/11 and the War on Terror: Educational Responses examines how global financial and socio-political systems propagate a lopsided dialectic of current events that influences teachers' pedagogies of 9/11 and the War on Terror. The lopsided dialectic is one that encourages patriotism and militarism, conceals imperialism, and shuts out Muslim voices. Interviews with Muslim American students and high school teachers plus textual analysis of high school U.S. history textbooks demonstrate how curriculum and educators impact marginalized students' identities and sense of belonging. As Muslim students describe their isolation and fear, and teachers discuss the challenges they face, readers will also learn how "us versus them" rhetoric deflects attention from the erosion of democratic values and the underlying socio-economic reasons for the War on Terror. Dialectics of 9/11 and the War on Terror: Educational Responses is easy-to-read and directed toward teachers, scholars, and curriculum developers, and includes actionable suggestions for teaching these topics in a balanced and holistic way. The ultimate goal of Dialectics of 9/11 and the War on Terror: Educational Responses is to grow critical dialectical pedagogy (CDP), a new introduction to the field of critical pedagogy, in order to nurture the next generation of global citizens. Dialectics of 9/11 and the War on Terror: Educational Responses can be used in teacher training, curriculum and instruction, multicultural education, secondary social studies education, research in education courses, as well as other areas of instruction.

State Crime and Immorality - The Corrupting Influence of the Powerful (Paperback): Mark Monaghan, Simon Prideaux State Crime and Immorality - The Corrupting Influence of the Powerful (Paperback)
Mark Monaghan, Simon Prideaux
R635 R587 Discovery Miles 5 870 Save R48 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is the first book to examine the activities of UK and international `role models' through the lens of state crime and social policy. Written by experts in the field of sociology and social policy, it defines the ideal state as a single, functioning whole that ensures uniformity in the name of legitimacy. It then details the ways that states do not constitute the ideal in terms of the dangers associated with the maintenance of legitimacy and state power. Anti-democratic measures, such as the invasions of other nation states, the idea that the media can both reinforce and influence the state and the problems of over-zealous policing of a state's own populace, are covered. Using the topical example of Rupert Murdoch and the activities of his media organisation to show how powerful individuals and corporations can and do exert political influence, the book provides a comprehensive discussion of state immorality and deviance generally and state crime in particular. It will appeal to range of academics and practitioners in broader disciplines such as criminology, sociology, politics and political science.

Institutions, Governance and the Control of Corruption (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018): Kaushik Basu, Tito Cordella Institutions, Governance and the Control of Corruption (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)
Kaushik Basu, Tito Cordella
R688 R635 Discovery Miles 6 350 Save R53 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book considers how emerging economies around the world face the challenge of building good institutions and effective governance, since so much of economic development depends on having these in place. The promotion of shared prosperity and the battle against poverty require interventions to reach out to the poor and the disadvantaged. Yet time and again we have seen such effort foild or diminished by corruption and leakage. The creation of good governance and institutions and structures to combat corruption require determination and passion but also intricate design rooted in data, analysis, and research. In this book, leading researchers from around the world bring to the table some of the best available ideas to help create better governance structures, design laws for corruption control, and nurture good institutions.

Corruption, Violent Extremism, Kleptocracy, and the Dangers of Failing Governance (Paperback): Committee on Foreign Relations... Corruption, Violent Extremism, Kleptocracy, and the Dangers of Failing Governance (Paperback)
Committee on Foreign Relations United St
R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Nation on the Take - How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It (Paperback): Wendell Potter, Nick Penniman Nation on the Take - How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It (Paperback)
Wendell Potter, Nick Penniman
R313 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R75 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"A rallying cry to bring government back under the control of the people ...Their argument is impassioned and accessible." --Library Journal American democracy has become coin operated. Special interest groups increasingly control every level of government. The necessity of raising huge sums of campaign cash has completely changed the character of politics and policy making, determining what elected representatives stand for and how their time is spent. The marriage of great wealth and intense political influence has rendered our country unable to address our most pressing problems, from runaway government spending to climate change to the wealth gap. It also defines our daily lives: from the cars we drive to the air we breathe to the debt we owe. In this powerful work of reportage, Wendell Potter and Nick Penniman, two vigilant watchdogs, expose legalized corruption and link it to the kitchen-table issues citizens face every day. Inciting our outrage, the authors then inspire us by introducing us to an army of reformers laying the groundwork for change, ready to be called into action. The battle plan for reform presented is practical, realistic, and concrete. No one--except some lobbyists and major political donors--likes business as usual, and this book aims to help forge a new army of reformers who are compelled by a patriotic duty to fight for a better democracy. An impassioned, infuriating, yet ultimately hopeful call to arms, Nation on the Take lays bare the reach of moneyed interests and charts a way forward, toward the recovery of America's original promise.

The Donald Trump Papers - A Collection of Fairy Tales, Monster Myths, Kids' Stories, Cartoons, Poems, and Commentary about... The Donald Trump Papers - A Collection of Fairy Tales, Monster Myths, Kids' Stories, Cartoons, Poems, and Commentary about Trump's Improbable Campaign and Presidency (Paperback)
Gini Graham Scott; Illustrated by Nick Alexander
R483 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R93 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Donald Trump Papers - A Collection of Fairy Tales, Monster Myths, Kids' Stories, Cartoons, Poems, and Commentary about... The Donald Trump Papers - A Collection of Fairy Tales, Monster Myths, Kids' Stories, Cartoons, Poems, and Commentary about Trump's Improbable Campaign and Presidency (Hardcover)
Gini Graham Scott, Nick Alexander
R670 R529 Discovery Miles 5 290 Save R141 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Corrupt Illinois - Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality (Paperback): Thomas J Gradel, Dick Simpson Corrupt Illinois - Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality (Paperback)
Thomas J Gradel, Dick Simpson
R366 R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Save R29 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Public funds spent on jets and horses. Shoeboxes stuffed with embezzled cash. Ghost payrolls and incarcerated ex-governors. Illinois' culture of "Where's mine?" and the public apathy it engenders has made our state and local politics a disgrace. In Corrupt Illinois, veteran political observers Thomas J. Gradel and Dick Simpson take aim at business-as-usual. Naming names, the authors lead readers through a gallery of rogues and rotten apples to illustrate how generations of chicanery have undermined faith in, and hope for, honest government. From there, they lay out how to implement institutional reforms that provide accountability and eradicate the favoritism, sweetheart deals, and conflicts of interest corroding our civic life. Corrupt Illinois lays out a blueprint to transform our politics from a pay-to-play-driven marketplace into what it should be: an instrument of public good.

Judge Anna Von Reitz Interview - Taking Back America (Paperback): Anna Maria Riezinger Judge Anna Von Reitz Interview - Taking Back America (Paperback)
Anna Maria Riezinger; Designed by David E. Robinson
R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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