Titled Corruption

Author: John Gordon Swift MacNeill
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 1340614510
Release Date: 2015-08-31

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A Culture of Corruption

Author: Daniel Jordan Smith
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691127220
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

"A Culture of Corruption is a profound and sympathetic attempt to understand the dilemmas average Nigerians face every day as they try to get ahead - or just survive - in a society riddled with corruption." "Drawing on firsthand experience, Daniel Jordan Smith paints a vivid portrait of Nigerian corruption - of nationwide fuel shortages in Africa's oil-producing giant, Internet cafes where the young launch their e-mail scams, checkpoints where drivers must bribe police, bogus organizations that siphon development aid, and houses painted with the fraud-preventive words "not for sale."" --Book Jacket.

Titled Corruption The Sordid Origin of Some Irish Peerages

Author: John Gordon Swift MacNeill
Publisher: Nabu Press
ISBN: 1141554984
Release Date: 2010-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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Corruption in America

Author: Zephyr Teachout
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674745087
Release Date: 2014-09-15
Genre: Law

When Louis XVI gave Ben Franklin a diamond-encrusted snuffbox, the gift troubled Americans: it threatened to corrupt him by clouding his judgment. By contrast, in 2010 the Supreme Court gave corporations the right to spend unlimited money to influence elections. Zephyr Teachout shows that Citizens United was both bad law and bad history.

A Culture of Corruption

Author: Daniel Jordan Smith
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400837227
Release Date: 2010-12-16
Genre: Social Science

E-mails proposing an "urgent business relationship" help make fraud Nigeria's largest source of foreign revenue after oil. But scams are also a central part of Nigeria's domestic cultural landscape. Corruption is so widespread in Nigeria that its citizens call it simply "the Nigerian factor." Willing or unwilling participants in corruption at every turn, Nigerians are deeply ambivalent about it--resigning themselves to it, justifying it, or complaining about it. They are painfully aware of the damage corruption does to their country and see themselves as their own worst enemies, but they have been unable to stop it. A Culture of Corruption is a profound and sympathetic attempt to understand the dilemmas average Nigerians face every day as they try to get ahead--or just survive--in a society riddled with corruption. Drawing on firsthand experience, Daniel Jordan Smith paints a vivid portrait of Nigerian corruption--of nationwide fuel shortages in Africa's oil-producing giant, Internet cafés where the young launch their e-mail scams, checkpoints where drivers must bribe police, bogus organizations that siphon development aid, and houses painted with the fraud-preventive words "not for sale." This is a country where "419"--the number of an antifraud statute--has become an inescapable part of the culture, and so universal as a metaphor for deception that even a betrayed lover can say, "He played me 419." It is impossible to comprehend Nigeria today--from vigilantism and resurgent ethnic nationalism to rising Pentecostalism and accusations of witchcraft and cannibalism--without understanding the role played by corruption and popular reactions to it. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Economics of Corruption

Author: Arvind K. Jain
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461549352
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Corruption has been part of our economic and political life since ancient times. During the past few years, there has been a resurgence of interest in understanding the impact that corruption has on our societies. The objective of this volume is to stimulate further studies on corruption by providing a review of existing work in this field and raising some questions that warrant further research. Contributors to this volume synthesize studies dealing with various aspects of corruption and present some new questions regarding the origin and impact of corruption. Accordingly, this volume has two aims. First, it attempts to bring together essential elements of different approaches that have been used to understand corruption. Second, many of the contributors in this volume propose a shift in the focus of studies on corruption away from bribery-type activities to corruption that results in distortion of economic policies. Economics of Corruption seeks to define and model corruption. The contributions in this volume examine the political economy of corruption - that is, why it continues to exist - as well as its consequences, and what measures, if any, can be brought to bear on this phenomenon.

Anti Corruption Strategies in Fragile States

Author: Jesper Johnsøn
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781784719715
Release Date: 2016-11-25

Aid agencies increasingly consider anti-corruption activities important for economic development and poverty reduction in developing countries. In the first major comparative study of work by the World Bank, the European Commission and the UNDP to help governments in fragile states counter corruption, Jesper Johnsøn finds significant variance in strategic direction and common failures in implementation.

Fixed Cash and Corruption in Cricket

Author: Shantanu Guha Ray
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9789351773863
Release Date: 2016-02-10
Genre: Law

Who killed Hansie Cronje and Bob Woolmer? Have players from the national squad been involved in match-fixing? Is suspending IPL teams punishment enough for erring franchise owners? Should betting be made legal in India as advised by the Lodha Committee? From S. Sreesanth to Chris Cairns, Lalit Modi to N. Srinivasan, Hamid Cassim to Tinku Mandi, Shantanu Guha Ray examines the allegations of corruption against players, cricket administrators and bookies alike. He interviews the myriad people who linger in the shadows of players' dressing rooms - the middle men, agents, 'friends' of IPL franchise owners - placing bets on games and enticing cricketers to reveal inside information for money, sex or, worse, fear for their lives. Also under the spotlight are the roles of the police and the government, who have, at best, made patchy efforts to stem the rot. Fixed!: Cash and Corruption in Cricket is an incisive, unflinching look at the underbelly of what once used to be a gentleman's game.

Russian Organized Corruption Networks and their International Trajectories

Author: Serguei Cheloukhine
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441909907
Release Date: 2011-03-29
Genre: Social Science

Countries undergoing major social and legal transitions typically experience a light, but relatively insignificant, increase in crime. However, in the past decade, many transitional countries in Eastern Europe, and Russia in particular, have experienced a surge in criminal activities that came about through the collaboration of diverse players—such as criminals, state officials, businesspersons, and law enforcement—into organized networks aimed to obtain financial and economic gains.

Corruption Fraud Organized Crime and the Shadow Economy

Author: Maximilian Edelbacher
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482255324
Release Date: 2015-10-15
Genre: Computers

Fueled by corruption, fraud, and organized crime, the shadow economy—also known as the informal, black market, illegal, or underground economy—is currently on the rise worldwide. Corruption, Fraud, Organized Crime, and the Shadow Economy addresses shadow economies and the players involved by examining various aspects of criminal law and prosecution. This book gathers the insights of several world-renowned professionals and academics in order to portray the links between organized crime, the shadow economy, and corruption. It discusses how to address these issues as they relate to crime, criminal law, and prosecution of the players involved. The constant misconception by policy makers of the relationships between organized crime, corruption, and the shadow economy fuels the present status quo of economic inequality, increases the risks of future economic crises, victimizes people, and even damages the environment. This book takes a critical, multinational, multidisciplinary, common-sense approach to complex and globalized problems of conventional and unconventional deviance through the shadow economy. The contributors identify key critical areas in specific countries from which they originate, adding an insider’s perspective to their analyses. With these insights and the use of illustrative case studies, they highlight best practices as well as mistakes to avoid in encountering the obstacles that lie ahead in combating the shadow economy.

From Pleasure Machines to Moral Communities

Author: Geoffrey M. Hodgson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226922713
Release Date: 2012-11-02
Genre: Business & Economics

Are humans at their core seekers of their own pleasure or cooperative members of society? Paradoxically, they are both. Pleasure-seeking can take place only within the context of what works within a defined community, and central to any community are the evolved codes and principles guiding appropriate behavior, or morality. The complex interaction of morality and self-interest is at the heart of Geoffrey M. Hodgson’s approach to evolutionary economics, which is designed to bring about a better understanding of human behavior. In From Pleasure Machines to Moral Communities, Hodgson casts a critical eye on neoclassical individualism, its foundations and flaws, and turns to recent insights from research on the evolutionary bases of human behavior. He focuses his attention on the evolution of morality, its meaning, why it came about, and how it influences human attitudes and behavior. This more nuanced understanding sets the stage for a fascinating investigation of its implications on a range of pressing issues drawn from diverse environments, including the business world and crucial policy realms like health care and ecology. This book provides a valuable complement to Hodgson’s earlier work with Thorbjørn Knudsen on evolutionary economics in Darwin’s Conjecture, extending the evolutionary outlook to include moral and policy-related issues.

India and South Asia

Author: Anjum Siddiqui
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317468110
Release Date: 2015-06-01
Genre: Business & Economics

South Asia has become a major center of attention on the world stage with the U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan since 9/11, the ongoing concern over Islamic fundamentalism in Pakistan, and India's emergence as a regional economic power. In addition, the age-old problems of South Asia - mass poverty, poor infrastructure, misgovernance, rampant corruption, political uncertainty, and regional wars - add to the increased interest in the region. Incorporating the most current information available, the expert international contributors to this handbook examine the economies and geo-political developments of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan. They focus on three core areas of importance: trade and development in the post-WTO era of globalization; macroeconomic adjustment and economic growth; and poverty, governance, the war on terror, and social indicators. With its cutting edge analysis, the handbook is an essential reference for all students, researchers, and practitioners dealing with the region.

Reshaping Globalization

Author: Violetta Zentai
Publisher: Central European University Press
ISBN: 9639241636
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics

For some 'Globalization' is the source of all that is progressive and good in the modern political economy. For others it is the major source of inequality, poverty and general societal dissonance. This volume, published in conjunction with the CEU Centre for Policy Studies, is based on the contributions to a 2001 conference by scholars, international policy makers and significant civil society players.

Understanding the Modern Russian Police

Author: Olga B. Semukhina
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482218879
Release Date: 2013-06-13
Genre: Law

Understanding the Modern Russian Police represents the culmination of ten years of research and an ongoing partnership between the Volgograd Academy of Russian Internal Affairs Ministry (VA MVD) and the Volgograd branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (VAPA). The book provides a timely and comprehensive analysis of the historical development, functions, and contemporary challenges faced by the modern Russian police. Spanning more than two centuries of history, the book covers: The tsarist police evolution that witnessed the creation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation (MVD) in 1802 and concluding with the 1917 October Revolution The Soviet era from the 1917 October Revolution until Stalin’s death in 1953 The Khrushchev and Brezhnev periods, and the Soviet police’s maturation into a professionally educated and well-equipped law enforcement system The transformational period of police development beginning with Gorbachev’s perestroika and concluding with the first term of Putin in 2008 The structure, authority, and workforce of the modern Russian police Public-police relationships existing today in Russia Reports by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch on corruption and abuse of power, along with a legal analysis of practices by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) The 2011 Police Reform by Medvedev The book concludes with some predictions on the future of the Russian police and its potential reforms. Encompassing the efforts of many great researchers from Russia, this exhaustive review of the history of policing in Russia enables readers to comprehend the societal and political forces that have shaped policing in this country.

Past Present and Future of Psychiatry

Author: A Beigel
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814663328
Release Date: 1994-09-27

This volume presents the highlights of the IX World Congress of Psychiatry. The congress was a major event with the participation of over 6000 scientists from all over the world with the scientific program covering all aspects of contemporary psychiatry. The 200 papers selected for this volume provide an insight into recent advances in psychiatry. They discuss a wide spectrum of subjects ranging from the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses to critical issues affecting the future of mental health care throughout the world. Authors include leading psychiatric clinicians and researchers throughout the world as well as international mental health policy makers. Contents:Genetic Aspects: Psychosis and the Problem of Human Brain Evolution (T J Crow)Molecular Genetics in Psychiatry Research (J Mendlewicz)Neurochemistry: Tardive Dyskinesia Mechanisms and Abnormal Glucose Metabolism (D E Casey)Neurophysiology: Cognitive Impairment in Physiological and Pathological Aging (C L Cazzullo)Nosology and Classification: The ICD-10 Multiaxial System: Preliminary Results of Field Trials (J J Lopez Ibor et al.)Assessment: Issues on Forensic Psychiatry Epidemiology (J A Arboleda-Florez & E J Love)Testing: An Introduction to Recent Trends in Neuroimaging Relevant to Psychiatry (D Copolov)Affective Disorders: Bipolar II: Prevalence and Clinical Significance of the Soft Bipolar Spectrum (H S Akiskal)Modern Views on the Treatment of Therapy-Resistant Depression (K Achte et al. )Paradigm for the Management of Resistant Depression (A Okasha)Schizophrenia and Related Psychotic Disorders: Delusional Misidentification Syndromes: Recent Developments (G Christodoulou)Multiaxial Diagnosis of Schizophrenic Patients (J E Mezzich & M I Zapata-Vega)Intermittent Neuroleptic Long-Term Treatment in Schizophrenia: State of the Art (W Gaebel)Organic Mental Disorders: Auto-Aggressive Behavior in Mentally Retarded Persons: A Developmental Psychiatric Approach (A Dosen)Panic, Obsessive Compulsive and Other Anxiety Related Disorders: PTSD in Children and War: A Phenomenological Study and a Follow-Up in a Refugee Camp in Zagreb (M Grappe)Long-Term Management of Panic Disorder (J R De La Fuente)Eating Disorders: Risk Factors for an Unfavorable Course of Bulimia Nervosa: What Future Should Patients Expect (M M Fichter et al.)Disorders Associated with Physical Conditions: Anxiety Pre- and Post-Surgery: An Evaluation in Laparoscopic Surgery (R Fahrer et al.)An International Study of Primary Care Mental Disorders: WHO Collaborative Project on “Psychological Problems in General Health Care” (T B Ustun & N Sartorius)Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Psychotherapy with the Difficult Patient (C Perris & L Skagerlind)Africa, The Middle East, Asia and Australia: Problems of Clinical Typology and Prognosis of PTSD in Afghan Veterans (P V Morozov et al.)Changing Scene of Urban Violence in India (S Sharma)National Epidemiological Survey on Mental Disorders in China (Y-C Shen et al.)Public Policy Issues: Urban Violence in the United States (E Sorel) Readership: Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals.