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Controlling Corruption Reprint Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0520074088
ISBN-10: 0520074084
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"An excellent introduction to methods of reducing corruption."--Gordon Tullock, "Journal of Economic Literature

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"Controlling Corruption is a brilliant book. It is far and away the best work on the subject that I have read and I think the best there is."—Aaron Wildavsky, University of California, Berkeley
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 230 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; Reprint edition (June 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520074084
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520074088
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,292,993 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I haven't read any book about this subject before, and I couldn't find many books on the subject either. But what I've read in this book is fascinating. The author brought some solid case studies, and from these cases he came up with a nice framework for tailoring an anti-corruption policy. Moreover, the author presented many good questions that did increase my curiosity about the subject. More study have to be conducted on the subject, and someone has to continue what the author of this book started. I would definitely recommend this book for all managers, policy makers, and anyone interested in management or the subject of the book.
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This is much older than most of the literature on corruption, but remains a classic, and compares well with contemporary studies. Klitgaard has a delightfully informal style; but this can be misleading, since he is saying something important. Despite his economics background, the author demonstrates a keen awareness of the limits of formal economics and rational choice in addressing corruption. And as a practical guide to the numerous methods that can be used to reduce corruption, this study remains an invaluable 'standard work'.
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Economists have an interesting view in many subjects. Corruption can be seen as a necessary evil to grease an inefficient system. If the extra costs from corruption gets distributed in the economy in the form of consumer spending, it may not be a complete bad thing.
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The book being one of the most read in corruption literature is a good one for those interested in the topic.
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I read this for my own intewrest but foound its dry acedemic treatment of one of the most important, yet unacknowledged causes of human suffering and inefficiency, corruption, to be professional but uninteresting.
The book is almost entirely composed of a case study of Philippines corruption. While this is an apt and suitable case study a more comparative treatise with both personal and professional observations would be appreciated.
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