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Author Sharman, J. C. (Jason Campbell), 1973- author

Title The despot's guide to wealth management : on the international campaign against grand corruption / J.C. Sharman
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017
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Contents Introduction : power and money -- The rise of the anti-kleptocracy regime -- The United States : a superpower stirs -- Switzerland : the unlikely crusader -- The United Kingdom : development, or sleaze and the city? -- Australia : in denial -- Conclusion : making them pay
Summary An unprecedented new international moral and legal rule forbids one state from hosting money stolen by the leaders of another state. The aim is to counter grand corruption or kleptocracy ('rule by thieves'), when leaders of poorer countries - such as Marcos in the Philippines, Mobutu in the Congo, and more recently those overthrown in revolutions in the Arab world and Ukraine - loot billions of dollars at the expense of their own citizens. This money tends to end up hosted in rich countries. These host states now have a duty to block, trace, freeze, and seize these illicit funds and hand them back to the countries from which they were stolen. In 'The Despot's Guide to Wealth Management', J.C. Sharman asks how this anti-kleptocracy regime came about, how well it is working, and how it could work better
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Corruption -- Prevention -- International cooperation.
Money laundering -- Prevention -- International cooperation.
Political corruption -- Prevention -- International cooperation.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016049372
ISBN 1501708430
9781501708435 (ret)
9781501708442 (pdf)