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Author Heimann, Fritz F., author

Title Confronting corruption : past concerns, present challenges, and future strategies / Fritz Heimann, Mark Pieth ; foreword by Jimmy Carter
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
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Contents Cover; Confronting Corruption; Copyright; Contents; Foreword by President Jimmy Carter; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Part One Setting the Scene; 1. Introduction; 1. FIFA, a Criminal Organization?; 2. The Malaysian Wealth Fund "1MDB"; 3. Odebrecht, Petrobras, Lula da Silva, and Michel Temer; 4. Panama Papers; 2. Why the Growing Concern About Corruption?; 1. Present at the Creation; 2. Putting Corruption on the International Agenda; 3. Need for Action; 4. Reasons for Continuing Resistance
1. Is Bribery a Necessary Evil?
4. Conventions Advocacy; a. OECD Convention; b. TI Progress Reports on Enforcement; c. United Nations Convention against Corruption; d. Evolution of TI Management; e. The 2005 Election; 6. The United States: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Campaign Financing; 1. Colonial Heritage; 2. Constitutional Debates; 3. Yazoo Controversy; 4. Construction of the Panama Canal; 5. Watergate; 6. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; 7. Citizens United Case; 7. Bribing Foreign Officials: The OECD Anticorruption Instruments
5. Growth of Anticorruption Capability; 6. Expansion of Global Economy; 7. Digital Communications; 3. The Politics of Anticorruption; 1. Transparency International and Its Politics; 2. International Organizations; a. OECD; b. UNODC; c. G20; d. World Bank; e. International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); f. FIFA; 3. Governments; a. United States; b. UK; c. Nordic Countries; d. China; e. Bangladesh; 4. Role of Media; 5. Growth of Anticorruption Movement; 6. Government Departments; 7. Private Industry; 8. NGOs
9. Professional Organizations; 10. Universities; 11. Illicit Activities; 12. Major Political Influences; a. Tone at the Top; b. Power of the Legal Establishment; c. Role of Civil Society; d. People Power; e. Counteractions; 4. What Is Corruption?; 1. A "Cancer" to Be Rooted out?; 2. Giving and Taking; 3. Legal Definitions; 4. Corruption Comes in Different Forms; 5. A Systemic Perspective; 6. What Is the Common Denominator?; 7. Are We Sure That Corruption Is Harmful?; 8. How Big Is the Problem?
9. Why Have We Chosen to Fight Corruption Now?; 10. Are We Making a Difference?; Part Two Drivers of Change; 5. Evolution of Transparency International; 1. Peter Eigen and the World Bank; 2. The Genesis of TI; 3. Organizing TI; a. Meeting with Amnesty International; b. Organization Meeting at Dutch Foreign Ministry; c. Berlin Launch Conference; d. Ecuador Meeting; e. Jeremy Pope Becomes Managing Director; f. Growth of National Chapter Network; g. Publication of TI Index; Bribe Payers Index; Rapprochement with the World Bank
Summary Fritz Heimann and Mark Pieth, two of the key movers who helped push anti-corruption up the political agenda, describe how the issue all came about over the last twenty-five years. They cover all of the main areas and industry sectors where corruption is particularly problematic. The book also dwells on the motivations and aspirations of corrupt individuals. In the process, the reader can develop an informed opinion and focus on corruption-related newspaper stories through the lens of anti-corruption. The authors identify the prevailing challenges and also discuss potential future strategies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bribery -- Prevention -- International cooperation
Corruption -- Law and legislation
Corruption -- Prevention -- International cooperation
Political corruption -- Prevention -- International cooperation
Corruption -- Law and legislation.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Criminology.
Form Electronic book
Author Pieth, Mark, author
ISBN 0190458356 (electronic bk.)
9780190458355 (electronic bk.)