Book DetailAuthor: Donatella Della Porta Publisher: Transaction Publishers ISBN: 9780202365190 Category : Political Science Languages : en Pages : 314
Political corruption has traditionally been presented as a phenomenon characteristic of developing countries, authoritarian regimes, or societies in which the value system favored tacit patrimony and clientelism. Recently, however, the thesis of an inverse correlation between corruption and economic and political development (and therefore democratic "maturity") has been frequently and convincingly challenged. Countries with a long democratic tradition, such as the United States, Belgium, Britain, and Italy, have all experienced a combination of headline-grabbing scandals and smaller-scale cases of misappropriation. In "Corrupt Exchanges," primary research on Italian cases (judicial proceedings, in-depth interviews, parliamentary documents, and press databases), combined with a cross-national comparison based on a secondary analysis of corruption in democratic systems, is used to develop a model to analyze corruption as a network of illegal exchanges. The authors explore in great detail the structure of that network, by examining both the characteristics of the actors who directly engage in the corruption and the resources they exchange. These processes of degeneration have caused a crisis in the dominant paradigm in both academic and political considerations of corruption. The book is organized around the analysis of the resources that are exchanged and of the different actors who take part. Politicians in business, illegal brokers, Mafia members, protected entrepreneurs, and party-appointed bureaucrats exchange resources on the illegal market, altering the institutional system of interactions between the state and the market. In this complex web of exchanges, bonds of trust are established that allow the corrupt exchange to thrive. The book will serve both as a theoretical approach to a political problem of large bearing on democratic institutions and a descriptive warning of a system in peril.
Book DetailAuthor: Publisher: World Bank Publications ISBN: 9780821346006 Category : Political Science Languages : en Pages : 162
Much of the devastation caused by the recent earthquake in Turkey was the result of widespread corruption between the construction industry and government officials. Corruption is part of everyday public life and we tend to take it for granted. However, preventing corruption helps to raise city revenues, improve service delivery, stimulate public confidence and participation, and win elections. This book is designed to help citizens and public officials diagnose, investigate and prevent various kinds of corrupt and illicit behaviour. It focuses on systematic corruption rather than the free-lance activity of a few law-breakers, and emphasises practical preventive measures rather than purely punitive or moralistic campaigns.
Book DetailAuthor: Roy Cullen Publisher: Dundurn ISBN: 0978160096 Category : Business & Economics Languages : en Pages : 228
Entrapment of the very poor is not an act of nature. Pillaging of natural resources is not an unfortunate accident. Policing that does not see crime, officials who do not enforce rules?not mistakes, either. Corruption is widespread, and the cost is high and debilitating to us all.
Book DetailAuthor: Stuart H. Deming Publisher: American Bar Association ISBN: 9781604426045 Category : Law Languages : en Pages : 801
This book provides an in-depth analysis of the FCPA and significantly expands upon the first with critical updates reflecting the latest developments of the Act; a broader and more expansive analysis of the FCPA, including those aspects that relate directly to Sarbanes-Oxley; and a detailed analysis of the debarment practices associated with the anti-corruption policies of the World Bank Group.
Book DetailAuthor: Martin T. Biegelman Publisher: John Wiley & Sons ISBN: 0470527935 Category : Business & Economics Languages : en Pages : 384
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance Guidebook shows readers how the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has grown to critical importance to any U.S. company that does business in a global environment, as well as foreign companies that supply or have agency agreements with U.S. companies. It provides an overview of the business risks and guidance on spotting potential red flags regarding FCPA violation. Business professionals are provided with practical guidance on managing FCPA requirements as part of an overall compliance program.
Book DetailAuthor: Robert W. Tarun Publisher: American Bar Association ISBN: 9781604429510 Category : Law Languages : en Pages : 538
Identifies all of the major FCPA risk areas and then offers very thoughtful and practical suggestions for how companies can most effectively address these risks and conduct credible investigations. You'll find information on anti-bribery conventions; board of directors and management responsibilities; transaction issues and considerations; gifts, travel, lodging and entertainment; charitable donations and political contributions; and conducting and defending an FCPA Investigation.
Book DetailAuthor: Arko A Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore ISBN: 1482879077 Category : Business & Economics Languages : en Pages : 156
The book attempts to decode real acts of corrupt practices that have caused huge financial losses to Banks & Insurance sector across many countries. Although these practices originated from the Indian business community operating in India and overseas but have wide ramifications for all international banks. In fact, many global players might already be using the same methods – supplemented with documentary evidence in respect of case studies in the book. The issues also relate to money laundering through trade route that are so large and require adequate attention from regulators, some steps for which have been suggested. If implemented effectively, it may bring some major changes in international trade documentation, mitigating the risk of future frauds/ dubious methods.
Book DetailAuthor: Martin T. Biegelman Publisher: John Wiley and Sons ISBN: 0470909714 Category : Business & Economics Languages : en Pages : 28
This extract is from chapter 2 in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance Guidebook, by Martin T. Biegelman and Daniel R. Biegelman. The focus is on an understanding of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) statute, its enforcement policies and penalties, as well as important case law and the role of government. It is not just large, multinational companies that are violating the FCPA; it is also smaller, private companies and individuals who are employing questionable practices. This chapter provides an overview of the statute and how it is applied to best ensure compliance.
Book DetailAuthor: O. Chidi Ogbonna Publisher: BookRix ISBN: 374872019X Category : Social Science Languages : en Pages : 122
Fairly, Fully, Fatally Corrupt: Epochal Dimensions to Governance abd Corruption in Nigeria, also known as F 3 Corrupt, is a carefully analyxed input to the already flourishing genre of anti-corruption literature in Nigeria. F3 Corrupt focuses on Nigeria's governance because of the conviction of the author that the three levels of incidental, institutional and systemic corruption prevalent in contemporary Nigeria, is fuelled, propelled and sustained through corruption in Nigeria's governance. The volume seeks to set the records straight on how governance in Nigeria progressively deteriorated from fairly corrupt, to full-blown corruption and now to fatal corruption in contemporary times, making corruption to arguably become the most dominant phenomenon in today;s Nigeria. ABOUT THE AUTHOR O. Chidi Ogbonna is an experienced, resourceful, articulate and versatilr international criminal justice expert, with over a decade's transnational organised crime law enforcement track record, and research consultancy and training for such orrganizations as the UNODC Office in Nigeria; the Kofi Anan International Peace keeing Training Centre, Accra, Ghana and the National Defence College, Abuja, Nigeria. Mr. Ogbonna has also reviewed for the Commonwealth Law Bulletin, London, UK, and is also the creator of Integrity Consolidated Education gane, for preventing crime and communicating behaviour change among pre- and young teens in Nigeria. Mr. Ogbonna lives and works in Abuja, Nigeria, with his wife and children.
Book DetailAuthor: Peet Schutte Publisher: Xlibris Corporation ISBN: 1479707570 Category : Science Languages : en Pages : 254
Revealing Corrupt Science. I spent a lifetime uncovering information science hides for centuries. My approach to science is revealing, to the point and new. It is your choice, which you wish to read to get the same ideas about a new approach to stars, galaxies and the Universe. Read how the cosmos works when using the formula Kepler gave us. In these books I make a financially rewarding offer of investment to prospective investors. From where I stand my work is too big or I am too small to bring about the awareness I have to provoke to allow change in science to come about. I need your help to get my work advertised so that people can see what my work entails. In this there are 4 identical books namely: To Inform; To Reveal and To Expose and Uncovering. The 1 is better developed than the other or the 1 is less informing than the other. The page numbers will tell which is which. Reading which one is your choice because we all can cope with different volumes of information and divulge more or less facts given as new information.
Book DetailAuthor: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Election of President, Vice-President, and Representatives in Congress Publisher: ISBN: Category : Campaign funds Languages : en Pages : 34