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Corruption, Global Security, and World Order

Robert I. Rotberg

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Brookings Institute
24 August 2009
Peace studies & conflict resolution; Politics & government; International relations; Terrorism, armed struggle; Political corruption
Corruption is a human condition and an ancient phenomenon. From the beginnings of civilization, public notables have abused their offices for personal gain while citizens have sought advantage by corrupting those holding power. Today, global security is threatened as never before by fiscal uncertainty, competition and mutual suspicion among world powers, nuclear proliferation, terrorism, and tyranny. This book reveals corruption to be at the very center of these global threats and proposes a combination of remedies such as positive leadership, enhanced transparency, tougher punishment, and enforceable new sanctions against shady activities.
Edited by:   Robert I. Rotberg
Imprint:   Brookings Institute
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   680g
ISBN:   9780815703297
ISBN 10:   0815703295
Pages:   512
Publication Date:   24 August 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Robert I. Rotberg is director of the Program on Intrastate Conflict and Conflict Resolution at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and president of the World Peace Foundation. He has written or edited numerous books, including China into Africa: Trade, Aid, and Influence (2008).

Reviews for Corruption, Global Security, and World Order

Is there a global corruption eruption? Or is it that the spread of democracy, freer media, and new technologies allow us to be better informed about it? Has globalization altered the nature of corruption? Or is corruption the same as it has been since time immemorial? Are some societies more culturally prone to it than others? Or is corruption simply a function of incentives and institutions? What are the remedies? This important book sheds a much-needed light on these and other fundamental questions about corruption. A must-read for policymakers and analysts everywhere. --Moises Naim, Editor in Chief of Foreign Policy magazine and author of Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats Are Hijacking the Global Economy


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