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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 Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 118 pages)
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 Annotation Rather than being a study of anti-corruption policies, this work looks at the politics of anti-corruption and their institutional motivations. 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
Notes Print version record
Subject Political corruption -- Government policy
Political corruption -- Prevention
Political corruption.
Political corruption -- Government policy.
Political corruption -- Prevention.
Political corruption.
TRUE CRIME -- General.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1423717473