Item description for Shifting Obsessions: Three Essays on the Politics of Anticorruption by Ivan Krastev & Aryeh Neier...
A global anticorruption crusade is underway. "As slavery was once a way of life and now has become obsolete and incomprehensible, so the practice of bribery will become obsolete," a modern-day moralist has said. But how is global consensus on corruption possible? Why are anticorruption campaigns running out of steam, and why are post-communist societies obsessed with corruption? This book is not a study of anti-corruption policies. Instead, it looks at the politics of anti-corruption. Policies are what institutions do. But in analyzing politics, this book seeks to discover why institutions do what they do. The author delves into political motivations at a time when "combating corruption" is the fashion among the academic community.
Krastev argues that anticorruption sentiments are not driven by the actual level of corruption but by general disappointment with liberal reforms that cause rising social inequality. In this collection of essays, the author makes the provocative argument that the current corruption-focused policies are doomed.
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Studio: Central European University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5" Height: 8" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Publisher Central European University Press
ISBN 9639241946 ISBN13 9789639241947