Corruption, Global Security, and World Order by Robert I. RotbergCorruption, Global Security, and World Order by Robert I. Rotberg

Corruption, Global Security, and World Order

EditorRobert I. Rotberg

Paperback | August 24, 2009

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Never before have world order and global security been threatened by so many destabilizing factors—from the collapse of macroeconomic stability to nuclear proliferation, terrorism, and tyranny. Corruption, Global Security, and World Order reveals corruption to be at the very center of these threats and proposes remedies such as positive leadership, enhanced transparency, tougher punishments, and enforceable sanctions. Although eliminating corruption is difficult, this book's careful prescriptions can reduce and contain threats to global security.

Contributors: Matthew Bunn (Harvard University), Erica Chenoweth (Wesleyan University), Sarah Dix (Government of Papua New Guinea), Peter Eigen (Freie Universität, Berlin, and Africa Progress Panel), Kelly M. Greenhill (Tufts University), Charles Griffin (World Bank and Brookings), Ben W. Heineman Jr. (Harvard University), Nathaniel Heller (Global Integrity), Jomo Kwame Sundaram (United Nations), Lucy Koechlin (University of Basel, Switzerland), Johann Graf Lambsdorff (University of Passau, Germany, and Transparency International), Robert Legvold (Columbia University), Emmanuel Pok (National Research Institute, Papua New Guinea), Susan Rose-Ackerma n (Yale University), Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona (United Nations), Daniel Jordan Smith (Brown University), Rotimi T. Suberu (Bennington College), Jessica C. Teets (Middlebury College), and Laura Underkuffler (Cornell University).

Robert I. Rotberg is director of the Program on Intrastate Conflict and Conflict Resolution at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and president of the World Peace Foundation. He has written or edited numerous books, including China into Africa: Trade, Aid, and Influence (2008).
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Title:Corruption, Global Security, and World OrderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:497 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.17 inPublished:August 24, 2009Publisher:Brookings Institution PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0815703295

ISBN - 13:9780815703297

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"Is there a global corruption eruption? Or is it that the spread of democracy, freermedia, and new technologies allow us to be better informed about it? Has globalizationaltered the nature of corruption? Or is corruption the same as it has been sincetime immemorial? Are some societies more culturally prone to it than others? Or iscorruption simply a function of incentives and institutions? What are the remedies?This important book sheds a much-needed light on these and other fundamentalquestions about corruption. A must-read for policymakers and analysts everywhere." —Moisés Naím, Editor in Chief of Foreign Policy magazine and author of Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats Are Hijacking the Global Economy