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Author Krastev, Ivan, 1965-

Title Shifting obsessions : three essays on the politics of anticorruption / by Ivan Krastev ; with a foreword by Aryeh Neier
Published New York : Central European University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 118 pages) : illustrations
Contents When "should" does not imply "can." : the making of the Washington consensus on corruption -- Corruption, anticorruption sentiments and the rule of law -- The missing incentive : corruption, anti- corruption, and reelection / with Georgy Ganev
Summary This book is not a study of anti-corruption policies. Instead, it looks at the politics of anti-corruption. Policies are what institutions do. But in analyzing politics, this book seeks to discover why institutions do what they do. The author delves into political motivations at a time when "combating corruption" is the fashion among the academic community. Krastev argues that anti-corruption sentiments are not driven by the actual level of corruption but by general disappointment with liberal reforms that cause rising social inequality. In this collection of essays, the author makes the provocative argument that the current corruption-focused policies are doomed
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at chapter ends
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Political corruption -- Government policy
Political corruption -- Prevention
Political corruption.
Political corruption -- Government policy.
Political corruption -- Prevention.
Political corruption.
Form Electronic book
Author Neier, Aryeh, 1937- writer of foreword.
ISBN 1281376981