Political Corruption in Transition

A Skeptic's Handbook
ISBN: 
978-963-9241-46-6
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ISBN: 
978-963-9241-47-3
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$27.95 / €24.95 / £22.99
Publication date: 
2002
522 pages

Based on two international conferences at Princeton University and the Central European University, this is a handy guide to the problem of corruption in transition countries, with an important comparative content. Political Corruption in Transition is distinguished from similar publications by at least two features: by the quality of the carefully selected and edited essays ans by its original treatment. Instead of the usual preaching and excommunications, this Skeptic`s Handbook represents down-to-earth realism.

Combines general issues with case studies and original research. The geographic coverage is wide, though it is ideas rather than a geography that drive the volume`s organization.

Preface

INTRODUCTION

András Sajó                            Clientelism and Extortion: Corruption in Transition

PART I: UNDERSTANDING AND MISUNDERSTANDING CORRUPTION

Diego Gambetta                     Corruption: An Analytical Map

Mark Philp                              Political Corruption, Democratization, and Reform

James B. Jacobs                    Dilemmas of Corruption Control

Endre Sík                               The Bad, the Worse and the Worst: Guessimating the Level of Corruption

Paul Hutchcroft                      The Impact of Corruption on Economic Development: Applying “Third World” Insights to the Former Second World

PART II: Corruption as Politics

Erhard Blankenburg                 From Political Clientelism to Outright Corruption—The Rise of  the Scandal Industry

Joongi Kim                               Clientelism and Corruption in South Korea

Virginie Coulloudon                  Russia’s Distorted Anti-Corruption Campaigns

Ákos Szilágyi                            Kompromat and Corruption in Russia

PART III: Case Studies and Effects

Elemér Hankiss                       Games of Corruption: East Central Europe, 1945–1999

Quentin Reed                         Corruption in Czech Privatization: The Dangers of “Neo-Liberal” Privatization

Vadim Radaev                         Corruption and Administrative Barriers for Russian Business

Lena Kolarska-Bobińska         The Impact of Corruption on Legitimacy of Authority in New Democracies

Daniel Smilov                         Structural Corruption of Party-Funding Models: Governmental Favoritism in Bulgaria and Russia

Tokhir Mirzoev                       Post-Soviet Corruption Outburst in Post-Conflict Tajikistan

AFTERWORD

Stephen Kotkin                     Liberalism, Geopolitics, Social Justice

Notes
Bibliography
Index

"The product of seventeen authors brought together by Princeton University and the Open Society Institute, and by the Central European University; together, they provide a multifaceted critique of primordialist, cultural-based theories of corruption."