Curbing Corruption in Asian Countries: an Impossible Dream?

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Emerald Group Publishing, 2011 - Political Science - 533 pages
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As corruption is a serious problem in many Asian countries their governments have introduced many anti-corruption measures since the 1950s. This book analyzes and evaluates the anti-corruption strategies employed in Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. These countries are selected because they represent the three major patterns of corruption control with Japan adopting Pattern 1 (anti-corruption laws without any anti-corruption agency [ACA]); India, the Philippines and Taiwan employing Pattern 2 (anti-corruption laws with multiple ACAs); and Singapore, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand, South Korea, Indonesia, and Mongolia belonging to Pattern 3 (anti-corruption laws with a single ACA). Among the ten countries only Singapore and Hong Kong SAR have succeeded in minimizing corruption because of the commitment of their political leaders in curbing corruption, their favorable policy contexts, and the impartial implementation of effective anti-corruption measures. On the other hand, the other eight Asian countries have failed to curb corruption because of the lack of political will, their unfavorable policy contexts, and their reliance on ineffective anti-corruption measures.
 

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Contents

CAUSES CONSEQUENCES AND CONTROL PATTERNS
1
CHAPTER 2 JAPAN
35
CHAPTER 3 INDIA
73
CHAPTER 4 THE PHILIPPINES
111
CHAPTER 5 TAIWAN
153
CHAPTER 6 SINGAPORE
199
CHAPTER 7 HONG KONG
237
CHAPTER 8 THAILAND
269
CHAPTER 9 SOUTH KOREA
307
CHAPTER 10 INDONESIA
341
CHAPTER 11 MONGOLIA
397
AN IMPOSSIBLE DREAM?
439
REFERENCES
471
AUTHOR INDEX
513
SUBJECT INDEX
521
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