Handbook on the Geographies of Corruption (inbunden)
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Handbook on the Geographies of Corruption (inbunden)

Handbook on the Geographies of Corruption

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The Handbook on the Geographies of Corruption is a comprehensive overview of corruption, exploring the immense variation of corruption among nations, and how this reflects levels of wealth, the centralization of power, colonial legacies, and different national cultures. In this Handbook, Barney Warf brings together a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collection of original new chapters from established researchers and leading academics to examine corruption from a spatial perspective. The Handbook opens with a series of thematic chapters on the causes and consequences of corruption, its geography, the connection between corruption and gender, and the role of e-government in mitigating current corruption issues. Further chapters offer a series of national case studies on countries including Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, Turkey, Russia, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Ukraine, Bangladesh, and the Philippines from which to draw lessons. This Handbook will be a valuable read for human geography scholars and corruption researchers, wishing to gain a more in-depth understanding of how and why corruption levels differ across the world. Practitioners concerned with combatting corruption would also greatly benefit from reading this given its real-world insights.
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'Overall this Handbook is, in a word, excellent. Warf et al. have made a significant contribution to the literature and succeeded in crafting an indispensable resource for scholars of corruption in almost every country.' -- Sven Daniel Wolfe, Eurasian Geography and Economics 'Corruption occurs at multiple scales and in different forms. The 21 chapters by international scholars examine corruption and e-government, development, and gender, with accounts of 16 countries/regions including China, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Arab World, and Central Asia. A timely and insightful book for seminars, workshops, and policymakers.' -- Stanley D. Brunn, University of Kentucky, US 'In this important book Barney Warf has assembled an impressive array of chapters on the intricacies of corruption in its many forms across the globe. These chapters, empirically rich and conceptually sophisticated, open up new ground that is long overdue. Finally, this crucial topic gets a nuanced, robust airing that social scientists and policy analysts will deeply appreciate.' -- David Wilson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US

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Edited by Barney Warf, Department of Geography, University of Kansas, US


Contents: 1. Introduction to the Handbook on the Geographies of Corruption Barney Warf Part I: Themes for Understanding Corruption 2. Causes and Effects of Corruption: New Developments in Empirical Research Sufyan Dabbous and Eugen Dimant 3. Effects of Corruption on Human Capital and Economic Growth in Developing Countries Asma Sghaier and Asma Guizani 4. Gender and Corruption: Institutions and Mechanisms of Accountability Helena Olofsdotter Stensoeta and Lena Wangnerud 5. World Regional Geographies of Corruption Barney Warf 6. The Consequences of Corruption Dominik H. Enste and Christina Heldman 7. E-Government and Corruption: A Review Nasr G. Elbahnasawy Part II: National Case Studies 8. Corruption in Mexico: Continuity Amid Change Stephen Morris 9. Persistent Malfeasance Despite Institutional Innovations and Public Outcry: A Survey of Corruption in Brazil Kelly Senters and Matthew S. Winters 10. Corruption in East Central Europe: Has EU Membership Helped? Agnes Batory 11. Corruption in Ukraine: Soviet Legacy, Failed Reforms and Political Risks Johannes Leitner and Hannes Meissner 12. Corruption in Russia Gunther G. Schulze and Nikita Zakharov 13. Turkey's Fight against Corruption: Current State and the Road Ahead Alfredo Jimenez, Secil Bayraktar, and Mesut Eren 14. Wasta in the Arab World: An Overview Marcus Marktanner and Maureen Wilson 15. Corruption and State Capture in South Africa: Will the Institutions Hold? Karl Z. Meyer and John M. Luiz 16. Drugs and Corruption in Former Soviet Central Asia Filippo De Danieli 17. Pakistan: A Study in Corruption Feisal Khan 18. Corruption in Bangladesh: Insights from the Financial Sector Mohammad Nurunnabi 19. Corruption in China Vanesa Pesque-Cela 20. An Ambivalent State: The Crossover of Corruption and Violence in the Philippines Cleo Calimbahin 21. Indonesia: Why Democratization Has Not Reduced Corruption Marcus Mietzner Index