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Political Corruption: In Beyond the Nation State / Edition 1

Political Corruption: In Beyond the Nation State / Edition 1

by Robert Harris
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This book, combining scholarship with readability, shows that political corruption must itself be analysed politically. Spectacularly corrupt politicians - the exception rather than the rule - are usually symptoms, not causes, and much political corruption is simply normal politics taken to excess. But in a world in which anti-corruption strategies themselves are often thinly disguised examples of political corruption, the ways in which political systems address their own corruption are as varied and fascinating in character as crucial to comprehend.

A valuable read for anyone studying social science disciplines such as politics, international relations, sociology, anthropology, criminology and public policy. As well as the global community of anti-corruption activists, professional politicians, police, business people and lawyers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415235563
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/30/2003
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Robert Harris is an English author and former journalist. He began his publishing career in non-fiction but is best known for his works of historical fiction. His first novel an alternate history Fatherland was published in 1992 and later adapted by HBO in1994 into a movie. His second novel 1995's Enigma was also made into a film. Harris' 1998 novel Archangel was made into a miniseries for the BBC staring Daniel Craig. in 2006 he published Imperium which was the beginning of his Cicero Trilogy. He is married to Gill Hornby, sister of famous novelist Nick Hornby.

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Table of Contents

Political Corruption as a Concept 2. Political Corruption: The Literature Reviewed 3. Supranational Political Corruption 4. Transnational Political Corruption 1: The Global Political Economy of Drugs 5. Transnational Political Corruption 2: The Deconstruction of Civil Order and Disorder 6. National Political Corruption 1: The United Kingdom

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