David Arellano-Gault is Professor in the Public Administration Division at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics, Mexico. He is also Senior Editor of Organization Studies.
Corruption in Latin America is a most needed book to understand deeply the complexity of corruption practices from their social and cultural roots. From this angle the fight against its pervasive and destructive effects in all societies might emerge. - Gabriela Coronado Susan, University of Western Sydney, Australia This book offers an interesting and novel approach on corruption in Latin America; exploring corruption as a socially-embedded game. This generates new insights into the sociological, cultural and organizational aspects of the phenomenon. It also includes a rich analysis of anticorruption efforts in the region, and of the reasons behind persistent meagre results. The book truly is a valuable resource for students, as well as for practitioners and policymakers that are interested in understanding corruption and imaging new solutions to old problems. - Fernando Nieto Morales, El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico This is a `must' for those interested in understanding corruption in Latin America. It adopts a realistic approach not only to comprehend, but also to tackle this problem our citizens face on a daily basis. - Cristian Pliscoff, Universidad de Chile, Chile