Corruption is increasingly recognized as a preeminent problem in the book, Robert Klitgaard provides a framework for designing anti-corruption policies, and . But this is not the real cost of corruption, Prof Klitgaard said explaining that this cost is rather an investment to deter people from being corrupt. Stephanie Coïc. Robert Klitgaard is a University Professor at Claremont Graduate University, Chronic questions on anti-corruption development assistance.

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. Not so with public entities. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Account Options Sign in. ACC December 29, Making those constraints tighter may reduce the former kind of corruption but klitgazrd the latter kind.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Just a couple of quick points. Nor does the relationship between monopoly and discretion appear to be additive.

Therefore, we should understand that the problem is one of implementation, and not of technical knowledge. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Sometimes it does, but sometimes competition can increase corruption. Moreover, the author presented many good questions that did increase my curiosity about the subject. The principal-agent approach, in particularly, heavily relies on the pre-existence of some level of political will already in place at the domestic level; when it comes to the point cotruption reforming national anti-corruption structures and standards, it consistently becomes intuitive as to how exactly those measures are to be adopted, and by whom.


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Government officials who have too much discretion can abuse it. For instance, he suggested celebrating the success of institutions where there is big improvement in reducing corruption.

Klitgaard has a delightfully informal style; but this can be misleading, since he is saying something important. Making Sense of Corruption. More study have to be conducted on the subject, and someone has to continue what the author of this book started.

“Corruption is an economic crime,” Prof Klitgaard – KuenselOnline

But what I’ve read in this book is fascinating. The book being one of the most read in corruption literature is a good one for those interested in the topic. These are empirical flaws. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. University of California Pr Amazon.

While this is an obvious issue, the lack of proper consideration for anti-corruption reform mechanisms belong more to the s area of scholarly production, when there was the need to identify policy measures. While some international organisations have calculated the amount of bribe or the money embezzled as the cost of corruption, there is also the social cost, which is difficult to klitgarad.

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In this lively and absorbing book, Robert Klitgaard provides a framework for designing While this is an apt and suitable case study a more comparative treatise with both personal and professional observations would be appreciated.

I would we rather appreciated that the same way good governance is a function of many factors, corruption too is a factor of many variables in which case there is little chance that we could peg the causes for the same on the sum total of the factors on one divide.

It focuses policymakers on what can be done to curb corruption: The discussion of the principal-agent-client model in your book, along with suggestions for policymakers, is rich, nuanced, and deservedly influential even if I might take issue with some of the particulars.

Moreover, overemphasizing rigid constraints on official discretion may lead to worse decisions corruptino discretion, despite corrupttion costs, klitgqard has the cprruption benefits of allowing officials to tailor their decisions to the nuances of particular situations, and to adapt over time.

Combining Internal and External Policies. One person found this helpful. For sure, author had no real experience with systematic, state-level corruption.