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Political Corruption and Governance

Bad Governance and Corruption

Authors: Rose, Richard, Peiffer, Caryn

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  • Looks at functional and dysfunctional aspects of corruption and asks how corruption differs across services
  • Focuses on the experience that ordinary people have when dealing with officials who deliver public services
  • Analyzes sample surveys from citizens that interact with public officials from more than 100 countries
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This book explains why the role of corruption varies greatly between public services, between people, between national systems of governance, and between measures of corruption. More than 1.8 billion people pay the price of bad government each year, by sending a bribe to a public official. In developing countries, corruption affects social services, such as health care and education, and law enforcement institutions, such as the police. When public officials do not act as bureaucrats delivering services by the book, people can try to get them by hook or by crook. The book’s analysis draws on unique evidence: a data base of sample surveys of 175,000 people in 125 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and North and South America. The authors avoid one-size-fits-all proposals for reform and instead provide measures that can be applied to particular public services to reduce or eliminate opportunities for corruption.

About the authors

Richard Rose is Founder-Director of the Centre for the Study of Public Policy, University of Strathclyde, UK. He has pioneered the comparative study of public policy by the integration of institutional, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and presented his research in 45 countries and translations in 18 languages.
Caryn Peiffer is Lecturer in International Public Policy and Governance at the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, UK. She researches problems of governance in developing countries across Africa and Asia, using quantitative, qualitative and experimental methods. 

Reviews

“This well-structured and insightful book is about what ordinary people experience when they use public services. The perception of governance at grassroots level and its analysis is an invaluable tool for public policy.”(Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Professor, Hertie School of Governance, and Director, European Research Centre for  Anti-Corruption and State-Building, Germany)

“Most people in the world confront daily problems of corruption and one of its consequences, bad governance.  Scholars have invested a great deal of time and effort attempting to understand corruption, but Richard Rose and Caryn Peiffer have written the most comprehensive account available of the nature and impact of corruption.  The geographical and conceptual breadth of their analysis is exceptional, as is the clarity of the presentation.  And unlike many studies on both corruption and bad governance they discuss possible remedies, and the ways that citizens, and their governments, can attempt to overcome entrenched corruption.   Should they read it, corrupt politicians and bureaucrats will not like this book, but that is why it should be widely read and its recommendations widely considered.” (B. Guy Peters, Maurice Falk Professor of Government, University of Pittsburgh, USA)

 “Compelling and authentic data on how corruption, a $1 trillion tax on developing world outcomes, affects citizens everywhere, are rare.  But Rose and Peiffer provide the kinds of new survey results that make this path-breaking study of Bad Governance and Corruption absolutely essential reading for opinion-shapers, policy makers, and those who want to know how much of the global estate is actually governed, and for whom. The authors sensibly recommend how societies can reduce corruption: by removing the kinds of temptations that usually present in many citizen/bureaucrat interactions, and by shifting those kinds of dealings online so they are less susceptible to individual discretion.” (Robert I. Rotberg, Harvard Kennedy School, USA, and Author of The Corruption Cure)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bad Governance and Corruption
Authors
Series Title
Political Corruption and Governance
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92846-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92846-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-92845-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 205
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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