Corruption is increasingly recognized as a preeminent problem in the developing world. Bribery, extortion, fraud, kickbacks, and collusion have resulted in retarded economies, predator elites, and political instability. In this lively and absorbing book, Robert Klitgaard provides a. In this lively and absorbing book, Robert Klitgaard provides a framework for designing anti-corruption policies, and describes through five case studies how. Editorial Reviews. Review. "An excellent introduction to methods of reducing corruption. Controlling Corruption 1st Edition, site Edition eBook features.

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International Journal of Innovation and Economic Development, 3 2 , pp. APA Hassan, S.

International Journal of Innovation and Economic Development, 3 2 , Vancouver Hassan SA. International Journal of Innovation and Economic Development.

Chicago Hassan, Syeda Anam. Abstract: To generate and maintain sustainable economic growth, e-government and control of corruption are considered as a key contributor in the nation.

E-government not only increases control of corruption and economic growth but also reduces environmental degradation. In this study, the relationship of e-government to control of corruption, economic prosperity and environmental degradation has been investigated.

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Government has a positive and significant association with economic prosperity and control of corruption. The book is also notable for being against what would appear to be one of the most popular responses to incidents of corruption, namely adding more rules.

This often just makes it easier for corruption to flourish. These can simply paralyze administration, and in some cases they can foster new and more deeply embedded varieties of corruption.

Fixing Corrupt Cities

Instead, especially in cases of systematic corruption, we advocate both restructuring city services and making institutional reforms that improve information and create new and more power incentives and disincentives. A major theme of this book is that fighting corruption in the right ways can become a lever to achieve much broader ends, not only financial survival but also remaking the relationship between the citizen and local government….

Fighting corruption should not be considered an end in itself but an orienting principle for reforming urban administration. They also spend time talking about the downsides of potential reforms.

As one example, they talk about how in some cases a single bidder taking over a contract can obtain so much proprietary information as a result of running a service that they de facto have a lock on future rebids since no one else has enough information to effective compete. Dual source contracting is one possible approach to maintaining long term competition, but has its own limitations such as potential added costs as well as incentives to collusion. In another case, La Paz actually implemented a property tax reform with a lot of superficial appeal: self-assessment.

My old boss in Indy has long been an advocate for this. La Paz used the soft threat of the state acquiring the property, but never actually followed through, and the courts declared the scheme illegal in any case. The more important problem is that the book focuses on traditional type corruption of the bureaucracy.

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For example, the mayor of La Paz obviously had a passion for ending corruption in his city. The governor of Hong Kong was motivated to clean up corruption in the police department by unfavorable press causing embarrassment back in the UK.

For example, a transaction to shove millions of dollars into the pockets of a crony is often done completely in the open. Molotch showed how local newspapers and such were part of the growth machine, and in general these days daily papers often continue to give off the impression of being corrupt institutions themselves who are in cahoots with the politicians.

There was no quid pro quo transaction involved, only campaign contributions, hope for future employment, or various personal connections, thus nothing illegal was done. Criminalized bribery is narrowly defined in U. What is not covered by the law is what biologists call reciprocal altruism, or what an anthropologist might label a gift exchange. In a relationship of reciprocal altruism, one person confers a benefit on another with no explicit expectation that it will download a return favor. Indeed, if one gives someone a gift and then immediately demands a gift in return, the recipient is likely to feel offended and refuse what is offered.

In a gift exchange, the receiver incurs not a legal obligation to provide some specific good or service but rather a moral obligation to return the favor in some way later on. It is this sort of transaction that the U.

As the legal scholar Lawrence Lessig points out, interest groups are able to influence members of Congress legally simply by making donations and waiting for unspecified return favors.Google Scholar Pillay, S. If you lose the watch he gave you, it can always be replaced.

Government has a positive and significant association with economic prosperity and control of corruption. Further, they suggest that effective resistance to corruption must consider the complex relationships between institutional logics, resources required to sustain the elimination of corruption, and the institutional entrepreneurs who attempt to eliminate corruption.

Controlling corruption

I know multiple personal examples of non-profits who had grants revoked or threatened to be revoked by governments in retaliation for having the temerity to tell the truth about some boondoggle. Google Scholar Eisenhardt, K.

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