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Corruption, Capitalism and Democracy : Thoemmes Reprints - John Girling

Corruption, Capitalism and Democracy

Thoemmes Reprints

Hardcover Published: 13th February 1997
ISBN: 9780415152068
Number Of Pages: 200

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Corruption is an ever present part of political life. In this study of the phenomenon, John Girling demonstrates that corruption does not disappear as countries develop and modernize, but rather that the corruption takes on new forms. The author illustrates from case studies the three dimensions of the modern collusive-corrupt system: that is functional (economic) corruption, dysfunctional (political) corruption, and corruption that is offset by normative strengths, as in civil society. He concludes with policy prescriptions that require, not more "neo-liberalism" according to the values of the market, but more democracy. "Corruption, Capitalism and Democracy" describes how such corruption is damaging to democracy and its institutions, but that it is checked by the ideal of citizenship expressd in civil society. As such it is an important and very relevant study of the development of political corruption.

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Functional Corruptionp. 42
Notesp. 73
Dysfunctional Corruption and Destabilized Politicsp. 86
Normative Strengthsp. 119
Conclusionp. 150
Indexp. 177
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ISBN: 9780415152068
ISBN-10: 0415152062
Series: Thoemmes Reprints
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 13th February 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1