Summer 2018

Combating Corruption in the Twenty-First Century: New Approaches

Author
Paul M. Heywood
Abstract
Identifying a lack of substantial progress on corruption in recent decades, Paul M. Heywood questions anticorruption literature’s tendency to generalize, pointing instead to the fact that new technologies, forms of political organization, and economic trends have opened up opportunities for corruption that must be treated as unique and context-dependent. Rather than focusing on the negative (eliminating corruption), combatants of corruption must focus on the positive (promoting values that encourage noncorrupt behavior). In this regard, Heywood develops a definition of integrity, based on political science and philosophy, that could inform a set of positive anticorruption behaviors and values.
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