Corruption

Author: Marco Arnone
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781781006139
Release Date: 2014-05-30
Genre: Social Science

Economic analysis is also the key to measuring the efficacy of current anti-corruption instruments, and in the light of this the book finds many existing legal counter-measures lacking. On the other hand, its assessment of new international instruments

Korruption im Vertrag

Author: Olaf Meyer
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161547071
Release Date: 2017-01-16
Genre: Law

English summary: Against the background of the current debate on "private enforcement," Olaf Meyer examines the effects of economic corruption on civil law. The author's two-fold aim is to reinforce the rights of corruption victims and at the same time increase liability risk for perpetrators. German description: Die effektive Bekampfung der Korruption hat sich in den letzten Jahren als rechtspolitisches Dauerthema etabliert. Im Mittelpunkt stand dabei bislang der Ausbau von Strafvorschriften, im zunehmenden Masse aber auch die boomende Compliance-Branche mit ihren zahlreichen neuen Anforderungen an die Unternehmensorganisation. Demgegenuber ist die Rolle privater Klagen in diesem Zusammenhang bislang nur wenig untersucht worden, obwohl in anderen Rechtsbereichen wie dem Kartell- oder dem Umwelthaftungsrecht die Diskussion um das "private enforcement" schon weit vorangeschritten ist. Vor diesem Hintergrund untersucht der Autor die zivilrechtlichen Folgen von Bestechungszahlungen, namentlich die rechtliche Durchsetzbarkeit der betroffenen Vertrage, die Moglichkeiten zur Gewinnabschopfung und die Pflicht zum Schadensersatz. Rechtsokonomische und rechtsvergleichende Betrachtungen runden die Untersuchung ab.

International Investment Law and Globalization

Author: Jean-Michel Marcoux
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780429946998
Release Date: 2018-08-27
Genre: Law

In a context of neoliberal globalization, have the processes of elaboration and implementation of foreign investors' responsibilities by intergovernmental organizations reached the realm of legality? Using an analytical framework and a methodology that combines international law with international relations, this book provides a twofold answer to this question. First, it demonstrates that the normative integration of foreign investors' responsibilities in international investment law is fragmented and consistent with the interests of the most powerful actors. Second, while using the interactional theory of international law to assess the normative character of several international instruments elaborated and implemented by intergovernmental organizations, it highlights the sense of obligation that each instrument generates. The analysis demonstrates that such a codification process is marked by relations of power and has resulted in several social norms, with relatively few legal norms.

Corruption and Norms

Author: Ina Kubbe
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319662541
Release Date: 2017-12-21
Genre: Political Science

This book focuses on the role of norms in the description, explanation, prediction and combat of corruption. It conceives corruption as a ubiquitous problem, constructed by specific traditions, values, norms and institutions. The chapters concentrate on the relationship between corruption and social as well as legal norms, providing comparative perspectives from different academic disciplines, theoretical and methodological backgrounds, and various country-studies. Due to the nature of social norms that are embedded in personal, local, and organizational contexts, the contributions in the volume focus in particular on the individual and institutional level of analysis (micro and meso-mechanisms). The book will be of interest to students and scholars across the fields of political science, public administration, socio-legal studies and psychology.

Emerging Issues in Global Marketing

Author: James Agarwal
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319741291
Release Date: 2018-03-28
Genre: Business & Economics

This book examines emerging theories, frameworks, and applications of global marketing for the 21st century. It highlights how global marketing is changing in a globalized and digital economy that is fast increasing in complexity and uncertainty. The traditional approach to global marketing is no longer sufficient to address the emerging issues in global markets. Global companies need to challenge traditional assumptions in global marketing in an era of shifting political, cultural, economic, and technological changes. They need to take a fresh look at the contemporary threats and opportunities in markets, institutions, and technology and how they affect entry and expansion strategies through careful re-calibration of the marketing-mix. This book offers new insights for global marketing that addresses these issues. This book should be an ideal resource to both academic scholars and reflective practitioners globally such as CEOs and chief marketing officers as well as government officials and policy makers interested in formulating strategies/policies for global marketing activities in the face of a globalized and digitized economy. This well-crafted research volume is an excellent addition to the growing literature on new trends in international marketing. The authors present the latest insight on the impact of phenomena such as cross-border e-commerce and digital markets, and they discuss new tools for political risk assessment, international branding and more broadly the reconfiguring of marketing-mix strategies – A powerful reminder that the new global market remains a rugged landscape. - Alain Verbeke, McCaig Research Chair in Management and Editor-in-Chief Journal of International Business Studies, University of Calgary, Canada. Emerging trends in institutions, markets, and societies, along with new technological advances, are redefining the scope and strategy in global marketing. Professors Agarwal and Wu have assembled a remarkable collection of cutting-edge topics and issues that capture the shifting paradigm and contemporary developments in the global marketing field. This is an informative and timely resource that makes a valuable contribution, useful for both scholars and business practitioners of global marketing. - Constantine S. Katsikeas, Arnold Ziff Endowed Research Chair in Marketing & International Management, Editor-in-Chief Journal of International Marketing, University of Leeds, UK. This book presents new and cutting-edge thinking at a time when the traditional views of international marketing need to be scrapped. Convergence forces are creating new opportunities as well as threats on a daily basis, and marketing practitioners as well as scholars must be forewarned as well as forearmed on how to deal with these changes. The real growth is coming from the emerging nations, and the theories that provided sufficient insights ten years ago have been completely outmoded by the ever-accelerating rate of innovation and technological change as well as the pressures to address the needs of all of the firm’s relevant stakeholders. The strategic insights provided here are absolutely invaluable. Don’t miss an opportunity to read this book!! - John B. Ford, Professor of Marketing & International Business, Eminent Scholar & Haislip-Rohrer Fellow, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Advertising Research, Old Dominion University, USA.

International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption

Author: Susan Rose-Ackerman
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9780857936523
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Political Science

ÔVolume Two of the International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption presents a comprehensive, detailed, and in-depth analysis of corruption as well as its economic and policy implications. . . It will be a valuable resource not only for experts and students of corruption studies, but also for public officials, NGO employees, and scholars of economic and political development throughout the world.Õ Ð Ararat L. Osipian, Journal of Economic Issues A companion volume to the International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption published in 2006, the specially commissioned papers in Volume Two present some of the best policy-oriented research in the field. They stress the institutional roots of corruption and include new research on topics ranging from corruption in regulation and procurement to vote buying and private firm payoffs. Understanding the consequences of corrupt transactions requires one to know what is being bought with a bribe and how the behavior of public and private actors has been affected. The contributors therefore emphasize how the economic analysis of corruption must take account of the broader context within which bribery and self-dealing operate. Several chapters offer new approaches to empirical research on corruption that range from individual-level data to the macro-economy. Chapters with an explicit policy focus deal with the efficacy of anti-corruption agencies, multi-stakeholder initiatives, red flag warning systems and international conventions. This cutting-edge work will be an unmatched resource for scholars and students of corruption, professionals in international aid and finance organizations, and scholars and professionals with more general interests in economic and political development.

Die unterste Milliarde

Author: Paul Collier
Publisher: Pantheon Verlag
ISBN: 9783641204945
Release Date: 2017-02-27
Genre: Social Science

Der vielfach preisgekrönte Longseller jetzt in einer neuen Ausgabe Die unterste Milliarde – das sind die ärmsten Menschen der Erde, die am weltweit steigenden Wirtschaftswachstum keinen Anteil haben. Ihre Lebenserwartung ist auf fünfzig Jahre gesunken, jedes siebte Kind stirbt vor dem fünften Lebensjahr. Seit Jahrzehnten befinden sich die Ökonomien dieser Länder im freien Fall – ohne Aussicht auf Besserung. In seinem vielfach preisgekrönten Bestseller erklärt Paul Collier, wie es zu dieser krassen Armut gekommen ist und was man gegen sie tun kann.

Fraud Prevention and Detection

Author: Rodney T. Stamler
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466554559
Release Date: 2014-03-12
Genre: Business & Economics

Lessons can be learned from major fraud cases. Whether the victim is a company, public agency, nonprofit, foundation, or charity, there is a high likelihood that many of these frauds could have been prevented or detected sooner if early Red Flag warning signs had been identified and acted upon. Fraud Prevention and Detection: Warning Signs and the Red Flag System will enable officers and directors, internal and external stakeholders, as well as outside analysts to protect themselves and their organizations against fraud by effectively detecting, analyzing, and acting on early Red Flag warning signs. Based on an empirically tested strategy, the Red Flag System reflects the authors’ more than 100 years combined experience in the investigation of fraud in high-profile, global cases in North America, Africa, Europe, and the Far East. Readers of this book will: Acquire a general awareness of the nature, characteristics, and dynamics of fraud Understand the process for determining whether a fraud has been committed Develop an understanding of enterprise risk management approaches for fraud risk management, compliance risk management, and managing the risk of fraudulent financial reporting—including an understanding of the limitations inherent in these approaches Learn how to find Red Flag indicators of fraud or suspicious transactions in financial statements, budgets, and contracts Know how to ensure that, once a Red Flag has been identified, appropriate action is taken Fraud can lead to significant financial loss as well as bad press and publicity with significant reputational impact for officers, directors, corporations, and their stakeholders. This book’s no-nonsense approach empowers those charged with protecting organizations to stop these frauds before the organization’s livelihood is jeopardized or to mitigate damage when fraud has occurred.

The Big Short Wie eine Handvoll Trader die Welt verzockte

Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593393575
Release Date: 2010-10
Genre: Political Science

"The Big Short" erzählt von der Erfindung einer monströsen Geldmaschine: Ein paar Hedgefond-Manager sehen das katastrophale Platzen der amerikanischen Immobilienblase nicht nur voraus, sondern sie wetten sogar im ganz großen Stil darauf. Den Kollaps des Systems befördern sie unter anderem mittels des sogenannten "shortings", Leerverkäufen von Aktien großer Investmentbanken. Doch zu jeder Wette gehört auf der anderen Seite auch einer, der sie hält. Lewis entlarvt anhand seiner Protagonisten ein System, das sich verselbständigt und mit moralischen Kategorien wie Habgier oder Maßlosigkeit längst nicht mehr zu fassen ist. Der Zusammenbruch der Finanzmärkte, so lernen wir in diesem Buch, war ein kurzer Moment der Vernunft: Der Wahnsinn hatte sich in den Jahren davor abgespielt.

Versicherungs konomie

Author: Peter Zweifel
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783662107843
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Das Buch macht den Leser mit den zentralen Fragestellungen und dem analytischen Werkzeug der Versicherungsökonomik vertraut. Es führt Beiträge zur Nachfrage nach Versicherung, zum Angebot an Versicherung und der Versicherungsregulierung sowie zur Sozialversicherung in einer vereinheitlichten Darstellung zusammen, die bisher nur verstreut in Zeitschriften und Sammelbänden verfügbar waren. Es werden empirisch überprüfbare Voraussagen der Theorie abgeleitet und den Ergebnissen internationaler empirischer Forschung gegenübergestellt. Ausformulierte Folgerungen fassen den Stoff zusammen und erleichtern die Kontrolle des Wissensstands.

Rechtswissenschaftstheorie

Author: Matthias Jestaedt
Publisher: Mohr Siebrek Ek
ISBN: 3161497023
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Law

English summary: When we speak of legal science, it is usually in the singular. In reality, however, the legal profession deals with many laws: private, criminal and public law or, to put it differently, black letter law on the one hand and legal history, philosophy, sociology and all the -isms on the other hand. What, then, is the real legal science? The authors of the articles in this volume analyze the problem of intradisciplinarity in the law. How do lawyers think in the different areas of the law? How does this way of thinking influence legal methodology and our conceptions of the law? Can we still speak of law in the singular? The authors of the articles in this volume outline a new methodology of legal thinking, drawing on the law's inner diversity and the different interests pursued in its different branches. They also give a critical account of the more traditional German approach, which sees legal science as a unity. German description: Seit jeher wird die Rechtswissenschaft in die drei aSaulen des burgerlichen, des offentlichen und des Strafrechts, sowie in dogmatische Facher und Grundlagenfacher aufgeteilt. Reflektiert, d.h. einer dem Anspruch theoretischer Konsistenz und Konsequenz verpflichteten Betrachtung unterworfen, wird diese Aufteilung indes so gut wie nicht. Die Regeln der intra disziplinaren Gewaltenteilung und Gewaltenzuordnung werden dementsprechend eher intuitiv gehandhabt denn bewusst formuliert, diskutiert und exekutiert. Dies macht sich in doppelter Weise bemerkbar. So pflegen, zum einen, Methodenfragen in der Rechtswissenschaft entweder auf einer abstrakten Ebene - im rechtsphilosophischen oder rechtstheoretischen Diskurs - behandelt oder auf einer konkreten, ausschliesslich anwendungsfixierten (Praxis-)Stufe - im dogmatischen Diskurs - thematisiert zu werden. Zum anderen werden Fragen des Verhaltnisses unterschiedlicher Disziplinen zueinander ausschliesslich als inter disziplinare aufgeworfen, als Fragen des (Aussen-)Verhaltnisses von Rechtswissenschaft zu Nachbarwissenschaften, nicht aber auch als intra disziplinare Fragen des Verhaltnisses der juridischen (Sub-)Disziplinen zueinander. Die Autoren der hier gesammelten Beitrage, deren Gegenstand nicht das Recht als solches, sondern die Wissenschaft(en) vom Recht sind, wollen hier Abhilfe schaffen: indem sie zum einen den juridischen Theoriediskurs mit dem Praxisdiskurs zu verbinden suchen und indem sie zum anderen das Verhaltnis der einzelnen juridischen (Sub-)Disziplinen zu- und untereinander beleuchten.