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Anti-corruption strategies in fragile states : theory and practice in aid agencies / Jesper Johnsøn (Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway and OECD, France).

Author:
Johnsøn, Jesper [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Chelthenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016, , ©2016]
Description:
xxiii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"In a refreshing departure from existing literature on corruption, Anti-Corruption Strategies in Fragile States takes a public administration perspective, studying the role of organisational factors in the success of organisational anti-corruption strategies. It is widely acknowledged that governance and anti-corruption interventions play a crucial role in reducing fragility and building legitimate and resilient institutions. Policy makers have re-framed development goals for fragile states to achieve stability by addressing their special characteristics: weak institutions and governance; low capacity and legitimacy in government; and vulnerability to violence. This book shows how anti-corruption and state-building policies are often disconnected or incoherent, and how executional challenges prevent strategies from translating into results." -- Back cover.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-252) and index.
Contents:
1. What is a stabilising anti-corruption reform? Understanding corruption, anti-corruption and fragility -- 2. How to reduce corruption in fragile states: the theory -- 3. Aid agencies' anti-corruption strategies: comparing the World Bank, the EU and UNDP -- 4. Anti-corruption efforts in Afghanistan -- 5. Conclusions.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781784719708 (cased)
  • 1784719706 (cased)
  • (eBook)
LCCN:
2016942186
OCLC:
958796805
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