Corruption: Political, Economic and Social Issues


Brenda Davis (Editor)

Series: Ethical Issues in the 21st Century
BISAC: POL017000

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 globalized 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 analyzes 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 privatized public enterprises using selected privatized institutions. Chapter 11 discusses progress and constraints of civil society anti-corruption initiatives in Uganda. The final chapter analyzes 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.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

pp. vii-xii

Chapter 1
Social and Political Issues of a Globalized Economy
(Raquel Lopez, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
pp. 1-38

Chapter 2
The Economic Consequences of Corruption
(Goyette, Jonathan, Département d’économie, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada)
pp. 39-60

Chapter 3
Tackling Corruption in Politics and Public Service: Instruments to Enhance Integrity in Governance
(Denis Venter, Senior Research Fellow in Politics, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa; Research Associate in Political Studies and Governance, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa)
pp. 61-92

Chapter 4
Relationship between the Level of Perceived Corruption and the Situation on the Public Procurement Market
(Jan Pavel, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic)
pp. 93-108

Chapter 5
Criminal Culpability and Economic Crisis
(Bojan Dobovšek, and Boštjan Slak, Professor at the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor and independent Deputy in Slovenian Parliament, Ljubljana, Slovenia EU, and others)
pp. 109-120

Chapter 6
Women the Fairer Sex: Gendered Attitudes Towards Corruption and Experiences with Bribery
(Lars Johannsen, Eva Maria Olafsson and Karin Hilmer Pedersen, Associate professor at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark, and others)
pp. 121-130

Chapter 7
Corruption and Gender Inequality: The Case of Nicaragua
(Yulia Krylova, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA)
pp. 131-148

Chapter 8
Do Multilateral Agreements Influence Anti-Corruption Policies in Developed Countries? Assessing the Impact of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention on the Italian Regulatory Framework
(Donato Gualtieri, Post-Doctoral Fellow in International Law – University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy)
pp. 149-168

Chapter 9
Corruption and Transition in the West Balkan Countries
(Živka Pržulj, Božo Drašković and Svetolik Kostadinović, The Faculty of Banking, Insurance and Finance, Union University in Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, and others)
pp. 169-186

Chapter 10
Corruption in Privatized Public Enterprises in Nigeria: Policy Options
(Eme, Okechukwu Innocent, Department of Public Administration and Local Government, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria)
pp. 187-204

Chapter 11
Progress and Constraints of Civil Society Anti-Corruption Initiatives in Uganda, 2008-2015
(Asiimwe B. Godfrey, Assoc. Professor & Head, Department of Development Studies, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda)
pp. 205-232

Chapter 12
Corruption Claims in Current Debates on Genetically Modified Foods: Moral and Ethical Challenges to Law and Science
(Alexander M. Ruch and Marina Zaloznaya, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA)
pp. 233-266

pp. 267-273

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