Book Waging war on corruption : inside the movement fighting the abuse of power / Frank Vogl.
Publication year: c2012.
Call Number JF1525.C66 V64 2012
Media class: Book
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442218529 1442218525
Extent: xii, 297 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"Never before has the call for good governance been greater. The Arab Spring of early 2011 has inspired people all over the world to fight to end the abuse of power by politicians and civic officials and create more transparent, accountable, and honest governments ... Frank Vogl ... shares a history filled with stories of heroes and victims of corruption. He chronicles ... campaigns by ... civil society activists, journalists, and public prosecutors and explains the crucial challenges that now must be confronted. At stake is nothing less than our global security, the reduction of poverty, the stability of our economic and financial systems, and the cause of freedom and democracy"--Dust jacket.
pt. 1. Drama. Waking up -- Corruption crimes -- Victims -- The activists -- Political villains -- Business villains -- Global security -- pt. 2. Action. The new age of transparency : media and research -- Justice and democracy -- Criminalizing bribe paying : it started with Watergate -- Finally, officials embrace anticorruption -- pt. 3. Moving forward. Justice and the demand for good governance -- The G20 sets a bold agenda -- Shaping solutions I -- Shaping solutions II -- Making a difference.