Corruption, Anti-Corruption and Governance

To celebrate Transparency International’s latest report I made a book review of this recently published ambitious cross-country study of corruption and governance.

Corruption, Anti-Corruption and Governance. Dan Hough. Palgrave Macmillan. April 2013.

The issue of corruption cuts to the heart of modern ideas about politics, culture and democracy. With current UK headlines over police infiltration of anti-corruption campaigners, as well as the continuing phone-hacking and cash-for-access scandals, corruption is very much a live issue. Despite continuing concern and a multi-million dollar international industry committed to fighting it, corrupt practices can often seem impervious to change. In the first book of a new series Dan Hough sets out to answer a deceptively simple question: what are the conditions under which anti-corruption strategies can make a difference?

Enjoy the rest of the review (*including links to my favourite corruption articles*) at LSE Review of Books

Here is a PowerPoint slide I made of ‘corruption’…