Understanding corruption: How corruption works in practice
A Talk by Prof Robert Barrington, Prof Liz David-Barrett, Prof Dan Hough and Samuel Power
Centre for the Study of Corruption, University of Sussex,
International Anti-Corruption Academy,
University of Sussex and
University of Sussex
About this talk
Corruption takes many different forms and the systems that enable it are complex and challenging. To best understand corruption, one needs to examine how it operates in practice. Understanding Corruption tells the story of how corruption happens in the real world, illustrated through detailed case studies of the many different types of corruption that span the globe. The book's case studies follow a tried and tested analytical approach that provides key insights into the workings of corruption and the measures best used to tackle it. The case studies examined include examples of corporate bribery, political corruption, facilitation payments, cronyism, state capture, kleptocracy, asset recovery, offshore secrecy, reputation laundering and unexplained wealth, and actors include businesses, governments, politicians, governing bodies and public servants.