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Corruption in society

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The Chinese Mafia Organized Crime, Corruption, and Extra-Legal Protection

The Chinese Mafia Organized Crime, Corruption, and Extra-Legal Protection

Utilising individual interviews and focus group discussions, primarily from two Chinese cities, The Chinese Mafia: Organized Crime, Corruption, and Extra-Legal Protection contributes to the understanding of organized crime and corruption in the Chinese context, filling a significant gap in criminological literature, by investigating how extra-legal protectors-corrupt public officials and street gangsters-emerge, evolve and operate in a rapidly changing society. China's economic reforms have been accompanied by a surge of social problems, such as ineffective legal institutions, booming black markets and rampant corruption. This has resulted in the rise of extra-legal means of protection and enforcement: such is the demand for protection that cannot be fulfilled by state-sponsored institutions. This book develops a new socio-economic theory of mafia emergence, incorporating Granovetter's argument on social embeddedness into Gambetta's economic theory of the mafia, to suggest that the rise of the Chinese mafia is primarily due to the negative influence of guanxi (a Chinese version of personal connections) on the effectiveness of the formal legal system. This interplay has two major consequences. First, the weakened ability of the formal legal system sees street gangsters (the 'Black Mafia') providing protection and quasi law enforcement. Second, it allows for escalating abuse of power by public officials; as a result, corrupt officials (the 'Red Mafia') sell public appointments, exchange illegal benefits with businesses and protect local gangs. Together, these outcomes have seen street gangs shift their operations away from traditional areas (e.g. gambling, prostitution and drug distribution), whilst corrupt public officials have moved to offer illegal services to the criminal underworld, including the safeguarding organized crime groups and protection of illegal entrepreneurs. A study of crime and deviance located within a fast growing economy, The Chinese Mafia offers a unique understanding of these activities within contemporary Chinese society and a new perspective for understanding the interaction between corruption and organized crime. It will be of interest to academics and students engaged in the fields of criminology and criminal justice, sociology, and political science, with particular interest for those researching China and Chinese politics and governance.

Corruption Political, Economic & Social Issues

Corruption Political, Economic & Social Issues

Author: Brenda Davis Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2016

Corruption, generally defined as the abuse of entrusted power for private gains, has been the growing center of attention of many social scientists since the end of the cold war. Corruption can be seen in different perspectives depending on cultural background and it is defined in many spectrums by different scholars. This book provides current research on the political, economic and social issues of corruption. The first chapter begins with a review of social and political issues of a globalised economy. Chapter two presents a review of the literature on the economics of corruption. Chapter three tackles corruption in politics and public service. Chapter four discusses the procurement market from the macro-perspective and analyses the relationship between level of corruption and selected indicators of the public procurement market. Chapter five studies criminal culpability and economic crisis. Chapter six discusses gendered attitudes towards corruption and experiences with bribery. Chapter seven explores the relationship between corruption and gender inequality in Nicaragua. Chapter eight deals with the influence of multilateral anti-corruption agreements on the regulatory framework in developed countries. Chapter nine identifies the relationship between corruption and the processes of transition in West Balkan countries. Chapter ten explores corruption in the privatised public enterprises using selected privatised institutions. Chapter 11 discusses progress and constraints of civil society anti-corruption initiatives in Uganda. The final chapter analyses three cases of alleged corruption related to genetically modified foods where corruption claims based on ethical-critical logics were confronted with objective-formal counter-arguments.

Monday Morning Mail

Monday Morning Mail

Author: Scott Kronick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2015

Corrupt Research The Case for Reconceptualizing Empirical Management and Social Science

Corrupt Research The Case for Reconceptualizing Empirical Management and Social Science

Author: Raymond Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

This book argues that the dominant model of knowledge procurement subscribed to in these areas-the significant difference paradigm-is philosophically suspect, methodologically impaired, and statistically broken. Hubbard introduces a more accurate, alternative framework-the significant sameness paradigm-for developing scientific knowledge. The majority of the book comprises a head-to-head comparison of the significant difference versus significant sameness conceptions of science across philosophical, methodological, and statistical perspectives.

Corruption: A Very Short Introduction

Corruption: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Leslie (Professor of Political Science, University of Melbourne, Australia) Holmes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2015

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.

Peculiar Dynamics Of Corruption: Religion, Gender, Eu Membership, And Others

Peculiar Dynamics Of Corruption: Religion, Gender, Eu Membership, And Others

Author: Omer (Seton Hall Univ, Usa) Gokcekus, Kevin (Seton Hall Univ, Usa) Bengyak Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2014

Drawing from theories in economics, sociology, and psychology, Peculiar Dynamics of Corruption examines how gender, religion, culture, and history affect corruption. It asks and answers many questions such as, does employing more women than men reduce corruption in public sector organizations? How does a country's religious landscape a hundred years ago affect corruption today? Is corruption higher in recessions or times of economic growth? The answers to these questions are surprising: group dynamics may matter more than gender, a history of Protestantism has lasting effects on a country, and corruption is cyclical, but not in a way, most would assume. Corruption is not motivated purely by financial gain and by offering simple explanations of these unexpected causes. This book broadens our understanding of this global issue.

Different Paths to Curbing Corruption Lessons from Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore

Different Paths to Curbing Corruption Lessons from Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore

Author: Jon S. T. Quah Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/11/2013

Corruption is a serious problem in many countries around the world, according to Transparency International's 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) and the World Bank's 2011 Control of Corruption governance indicator. However, some countries like New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Singapore and Hong Kong, have consistently performed better on these two indicators than other countries. While some research has been done in the form of case studies on combating corruption there has been no comparative study on how these five countries have succeeded in curbing corruption and the lessons to be learnt by other countries. This book seeks to explain why these five countries have succeeded in combating corruption; and identify the lessons which other countries can learn from these successful experiences. Of interest to policy-makers, anti-corruption practitioners and civil society activists, the edited book will also be a useful resource for undergraduate and graduate courses on corruption and governance in universities as well as for training courses on anti-corruption strategies conducted by anti-corruption agencies and international organizations in various countries.

Crossing the line When cops become criminals

Crossing the line When cops become criminals

Author: Liza Grobler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2013

Arguing that police corruption is an issue that directly affects the citizenry, this in-depth examination of police malfeasance and crime in South Africa seeks to take the topic from the academic domain and make it a part of the public discourse. The book begins with a brief survey of three international policing agencies: the New South Wales Police Force, London's Metropolitan Police, and the New York Police Department's Internal Affairs Bureau. It then turns its focus to the South African Police Service (SAPS), highlighting the vast array of crimes committed by members of the SAPS-from bribery and corruption to police brutality, robbery, rape, and murder-and detailing the often symbiotic relationship between officers and gangs and crime syndicates. Information provided by SAPS interviewees as well as specialists in the fields of policing and police criminality is supported by examples from media and literature, as well as by the firsthand accounts of several offenders themselves. More than solely focusing on the wrongdoings of a select group of SAPS officers, however, this study discusses the risk factors, both individual and organizational, that contribute to this phenomenon, and explores possible interventions.

How Power Corrupts Cognition and Democracy in Organisations

How Power Corrupts Cognition and Democracy in Organisations

Author: R. Blaug Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2010

This is an interdisciplinary study of the mechanisms by which power corrupts. It incorporates political theory, organizational studies and cognitive science. In particular, it introduces advances in the field of cognitive psychology, which it uses to examine the effects of institutionalized power on how we think.

How Power Corrupts Cognition and Democracy in Organisations

How Power Corrupts Cognition and Democracy in Organisations

Author: R. Blaug Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/04/2010

This is an interdisciplinary study of the mechanisms by which power corrupts. It incorporates political theory, organizational studies and cognitive science. In particular, it introduces advances in the field of cognitive psychology, which it uses to examine the effects of institutionalized power on how we think.