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1 Introduction
2 Understanding corruption
2.1 One battery of definitions
2.2 Working definitions
2.3 Forms of corruption
2.5 The “deep” structures of corruption
2.5.1 Social order and trust
2.5.2 Quasi-public organisations and violence
2.5.3 Neo-patrimonialism and the predatory state in Africa
2.5.4 Lessons from the ‘deep structure’ of corruption
2.6 General equilibrium models of corruption
2.7 Concluding remarks
3 The empirical foundation of recent research on
3.1 The observational basis of corruption research
3.2 Corruption measured: The construction of corruption indicators
3.2.1 The Corruption Perception Index (CPI)
3.2.2 The Bribe Payers Index (BPI)
3.2.3 The level of corruption and the meaning of an index ranking
3.2.4 Alternative rankings based on conditional means
3.3 Recent attempts to measure corruption more directly
3.4 The action research approach
3.5 Concluding remarks
4 Political science perspectives on corruption
4.1 Political systems and the causes of corruption
4.2 Neo-patrimonialism and informal practices
4.3 Corruption and democratisation
4.4 Impacts of corruption on politics
4.5 Concluding remarks
5 Anthropological perspectives on corruption
5.1 Weber’s rational-legal bureaucracy model
5.2 Defining corruption: the conventional distinction in social sciences
5.3 Anthropological methods and approaches
5.4 Three examples of anthropological field work studies on corruption
5.5 Sociocultural logics informing everyday practices
5.5.1 The logics of gift-giving
5.5.2 The logics of solidarity network
5.6 Concluding remarks
6.1 Corruption and levels of economic development
6.2 Political rights and democracy
6.3 Federalism and decentralisation
6.4 Public sector salaries and recruitment policies
6.5 International openness and trade
6.6 Critical assessment of regression analysis based on subjective
6.7 Concluding remarks
consequences of corruption
7.1 Costs and benefits of corruption
7.2 Corruption and public sector regulations
7.3 Corruption and the rate of investment
7.4 Corruption and economic growth
7.5 Corruption and public expenditures
7.6 Corruption and international trade
7.7 Corruption and the ability of open economy management
7.8 Corruption and the size of the underground economy
7.9 Concluding remarks
8.1 Micro-economic bureaucracy-models; principal-agent theory
8.1.1 Payment and recruitment policies
8.1.2 Monitoring and penalty
8.1.3 Public sector regulations
8.1.4 Bureaucratic and political structures
8.2 How corruption may corrupt - multiple equilibrium models
8.3 High level versus low level corruption
8.3.1 Corruption in international business transactions
8.4 Public procurement and corruption
8.5 Corruption in queuing situations
8.6 Concluding remarks
9 Combating corruption
9.1 The importance of others
9.2 Typologies of anti-corruption strategies
9.3 The World Bank’s approaches
9.4 A brief evaluation of the World Bank’s policy packages
9.5 Concluding remarks
10 Challenges ahead for research on corruption
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