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Corruption: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)
  • Corruption: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)

Corruption: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)

Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 23/04/2015
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Corruption is one of the biggest global issues, ahead of extreme poverty, unemployment, the rising cost of food and energy, climate change, and terrorism. It is thought to be one of the principal causes of poverty around the globe. Its significance in the contemporary world cannot be undervalued. In this Very Short Introduction Leslie Holmes considers why the international community has only highlighted corruption as a problem in the past two decades, despite its presence throughout the millennia. Holmes explores the phenomenon from several different perspectives, from the cultural differences affecting how corruption is defined, its impact, and its various causes to the possible remedies. Providing evidence of corruption and considering ways to address it around the world, this is an important introduction to a significant and serious global issue. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199689699
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 132 g
Dimensions: 174 x 112 x 9 mm

sensible [and] serious analysis * New Statesman, Peter Oborne *
Holmes, a prolific writer on corruption, provides a wonderfully comprehensive and accessible introduction to all aspects of corruption ... Summing up: Highly recommended, undergraduates and above; general readers. Essential for all academic and public libraries. * Gillian Brock, Choice *
a pithy yet global and comprehensive view of the subject * New Internationalist *
Here the Australian sociologist Leslie Holmes has done us a huge favour in providing this easy and quick to read short guide to corruption * Concatenation *

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