Unmasked

Unmasked

Corruption in the West

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How corrupt is the West? Europe and North America's formal self-perception is one of high standards in public life. And yet, corruption is receiving ever greater attention in the European, American and Canadian press, with high-profile cases affecting both the corporate and political worlds. This book identifies the driving forces behind such cases, particularly the role of political finance, lobbying, the banking system and organised crime. It analyses the sectors which are particularly prone to corruption, including sport, defence and pharmaceuticals. In the course of their investigation, the authors consider why anti-corruption legislation has not been more effective and why there is an increasing discrepancy between regulation and commercial and cultural practice. Are Europe and the US genuinely serious about fighting corruption and if so what measures will be taken to roll it back?
Publisher: London :, I.B. Tauris,, 2017.
ISBN: 9781784536084
1784536083
Characteristics: xviii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Wegener, Anne-Christine - Author
Contents: Corruption and its Perils
The Rising Price of Power
The Power of the Lobby
The Big Business of Corruption
The Bankers' Story: An End to Trust
On- and Offshore Secrets
Justice for Sale?
Organised Crime: A Perennial Spectre
Foul Play: Corruption in Sport
Murky Waters: Environmental Corruption
A Challenge to the West.
Summary: How corrupt is the West? Europe and North America's formal self-perception is one of high standards in public life. And yet, corruption is receiving ever greater attention in the European, American and Canadian press, with high-profile cases affecting both the corporate and political worlds. This book identifies the driving forces behind such cases, particularly the role of political finance, lobbying, the banking system and organised crime. It analyses the sectors which are particularly prone to corruption, including sport, defence and pharmaceuticals. In the course of their investigation, the authors consider why anti-corruption legislation has not been more effective and why there is an increasing discrepancy between regulation and commercial and cultural practice. Are Europe and the US genuinely serious about fighting corruption and if so what measures will be taken to roll it back?

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