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Corruption : a very short introduction (First edition)

By: Holmes, Leslie (Professor of Political Science, University of Melbourne, Australia)

Part of the Very Short Introductions series
0199689695 / 9780199689699
Paperback
364.1323
23/04/2015
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England
18 cm xxiii, 143 pages : illustrations (black and white)
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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 animportant 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.

BIC:

JFFX Corruption in society, JKV Crime & criminology, JPZ Political corruption, LAQ Law & society

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