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Corrupt Cities : A Practical Guide to Cure and Prevention - Robert Kitgaard

Corrupt Cities : A Practical Guide to Cure and Prevention

Paperback ISBN: 9780821346006
Number Of Pages: 162

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This book addresses the historical, traditional, and cultural contexts that create perverse incentives for corruption to exist.

Institute for Contemporary Studies Forewordp. VI
World Bank Institute Forewordp. VIII
Prefacep. xi
The Importance of Corruptionp. 1
What Is "Corruption" and Why Is It Harmful?p. 1
Definitionp. 1
An Examplep. 4
Why Is Corruption Such a Salient Issue Today?p. 8
Why Do Many Efforts to Combat Corruption Fail?p. 11
Formulating a Strategyp. 17
Example of a Preventive Strategyp. 17
How to Formulate a Strategyp. 24
Corruption as a Systemp. 31
An Economic Approach to Corruptionp. 31
Corruption as a Crime of Calculationp. 34
A Framework for Policy Analysisp. 36
Applying the Framework to Hong Kongp. 41
The Example of Procurementp. 46
Assessing Corruptionp. 49
Participatory Diagnosisp. 49
What Participatory Diagnosis Isp. 50
How Participatory Diagnosis Might Be Carried Outp. 50
Technical Studies and Experimentsp. 54
Involving the Private Sector and Citizensp. 60
Implementing Reformp. 67
Organize the Fight against Corruptionp. 67
Pick Low-Hanging Fruitp. 74
Align with Favorable Forcesp. 77
Rupture the Culture of Impunityp. 78
Fry Big Fishp. 79
Make a Splashp. 81
Change Systemsp. 85
Work with Bureaucracy Not against Itp. 89
Begin with Something Positivep. 89
Emphasize Information and Incentivesp. 90
Conclusions and Extended Remarksp. 95
An Examination of Corruptionp. 95
The First Battle of La Pazp. 97
Diagnosisp. 99
Strategyp. 99
Implementationp. 102
Summary of Steps for fighting Corruptionp. 102
Sustaining Reformsp. 102
Information and Incentivesp. 109
Corruption in Procurementp. 117
A Stylized Four-Step Procurement Processp. 120
Types of Corruption That Characterize Each Stepp. 120
Conditions Most Conducive to Corruptionp. 122
Indicators of Potentially Corrupt Activityp. 124
Policy Remediesp. 125
Recent Work on Procurementp. 135
Second-Order Effectsp. 141
Dual-Sourcingp. 143
Protest Mechanismsp. 144
Concluding Remarksp. 146
Notesp. 151
Indexp. 157
The Authorsp. 162
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ISBN: 9780821346006
ISBN-10: 0821346008
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 162
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 0.97
Weight (kg): 0.25

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