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Corruption in contemporary politics: A new travel guide

James L. Newell


This book provides an accessible account of current thinking about political corruption, recognising that the phenomenon is a serious problem: since it infringes rules defining legitimate and illegitimate means of the acquisition of wealth and the exercise of power, corruption damages the interests of the advantaged and disadvantaged alike. The advantaged find that wealth cannot be pursued and maintained safely, the disadvantaged that development is thwarted and resources redistributed from the poor to the rich. Against this background, the book takes the reader on a journey – a journey that b ... More

Keywords: Political corruption, Scandal, Wealth, Power, Liberal democracies, Former communist regimes, ‘Third World’

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780719088919
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719088919.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James L. Newell, author
Professor of Politics at the University of Salford