Corruption in Asia ranges from the demand for accommodation of local officials to the bribery of millions of dollars by corrupt politicians; from job-related overuse to future job delivery in the private sector to law-abiding government employees; from money laundering to ‘white elephant’ projects doing more than just putting the pockets of engineers and their political allies.
The Routledge Handbook of Corruption in Asia discusses theories, stories, and trends of corruption and anti-corruption reforms that have emerged from these various experiences. The book is divided into four main sections: corruption and the state; corruption and economic development; corruption and society; and corruption control: strategies, successes, and failures. The chapters compare and contrast corruption in different social and institutional contexts, examine both effective and unsuccessful efforts to control it, and consider what lessons can be learned from this Asian experience.
This strong academic and comprehensive book will appeal to a wide variety of students and scholars, especially those of Asian, political, and social sciences.