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Double Paradox: Rapid Growth and Rising Corruption in China

Andrew Wedeman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450464
eISBN:
9780801464270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450464.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

According to conventional wisdom, rising corruption reduces economic growth. And yet, between 1978 and 2010, even as officials were looting state coffers, extorting bribes, raking in kickbacks, and ... More


Corruption as a Last Resort: Adapting to the Market in Central Asia

Kelly M. McMann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453274
eISBN:
9780801454912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453274.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Why do ordinary people engage in corruption? This book contends that bureaucrats, poverty, and culture do not force individuals in Central Asia to pay bribes, use connections, or sell political ... More


In Whose Name?: “Anticorruption Dramas” and Their Ideological Implications

Xueping Zhong

in Mainstream Culture Refocused: Television Drama, Society, and the Production of Meaning in Reform-Era China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834173
eISBN:
9780824870010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834173.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the anticorruption televisual subgenre, which enjoys a much wider viewership than its counterpart, the anticorruption novel. Many of the anticorruption novels by such writers ... More


Anti-corruption in History: From Antiquity to the Modern Era

Ronald Kroeze, André Vitória, and Guy Geltner (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198809975
eISBN:
9780191847226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809975.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Anticorruption in History is the first major collection of case studies on how past societies and polities, in and beyond Europe, defined legitimate power in terms of fighting corruption and designed ... More


What Have We Achieved?

Mark Pieth

in Confronting Corruption: Past Concerns, Present Challenges, and Future Strategies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190458331
eISBN:
9780190458379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190458331.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Private International Law, Public International Law

This chapter reviews the progress that has been made over the last twenty-five years of fighting corruption. First, the issue has been pushed up on the political agenda, and governments are elected ... More


Anticorruption and Corruption

Andrew Wedeman

in Double Paradox: Rapid Growth and Rising Corruption in China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450464
eISBN:
9780801464270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450464.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines the impact of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) ongoing war on corruption. Even though corruption intensified with the deepening of reform, it never really spiraled out of ... More


Controlling Corruption and Sustaining Rapid Growth

Andrew Wedeman

in Double Paradox: Rapid Growth and Rising Corruption in China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450464
eISBN:
9780801464270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450464.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This concluding chapter summarizes the book's main findings regarding corruption in China by referencing to the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Like the Chinese economy ... More


The Anticorruption Principle, Free Expression, and the Democratic Process

Martin H. Redish

in The Adversary First Amendment: Free Expression and the Foundations of American Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804772150
eISBN:
9780804786348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772150.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The Anticorruption Principle, Free Expression, and the Democratic Process Chapter abstract: This chapter critically explores the so-called "anticorruption principle," which posits that expression in ... More


They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Michael Armstrong

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For two years the author was chief counsel to the Knapp Commission, investigating cops. Based on the author's recollections of this watershed moment in law enforcement accountability—prompted by the ... More


The Trendsetter: Lu Tianming's Heaven Above

in Corruption and Realism in Late Socialist China: The Return of the Political Novel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754859
eISBN:
9780804768108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754859.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines Lu Tianming's political novel Heaven Above. It explains the storyline of the novel, which focuses on general corruption cases, and suggests that it was seminal in inspiring ... More


Dirt Plus Soap Equals Pay Dirt: Liu Ping's Dossier on Smuggling

in Corruption and Realism in Late Socialist China: The Return of the Political Novel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754859
eISBN:
9780804768108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754859.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines Liu Ping's political novel Dossier on Smuggling. It explains that this novel was based on the corruption scandal involving Yuanhua Group, a holding company for real estate and ... More


Chinese Realism, Popular Culture, and the Critics

in Corruption and Realism in Late Socialist China: The Return of the Political Novel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754859
eISBN:
9780804768108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754859.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines realism as a coherent and valuable modern Chinese tradition. It shows that realism in Chinese anticorruption fiction was a critical realism of some depth, not just a schlock ... More


Conclusion: The Chinese Discourse of Corruption—and Its Limits

in Corruption and Realism in Late Socialist China: The Return of the Political Novel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754859
eISBN:
9780804768108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754859.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on anticorruption novels and the discourse of corruption in China, explaining that the authors of the novels analyzed blamed both untrammeled money ... More


Governance and Development—Deconstructing the Discourse

Brain Levy

in Working with the Grain: Integrating Governance and Growth in Development Strategies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199363803
eISBN:
9780199363834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363803.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This short chapter explores how the governance agenda interacted with the organizational incentives and constraints of foreign aid providers. The focus is on the World Bank and also other development ... More


State-based Anticorruption Agencies in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand

Garry Rodan and Caroline Hughes

in The Politics of Accountability in Southeast Asia: The Dominance of Moral Ideologies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198703532
eISBN:
9780191772641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703532.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

In Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand, elites have attempted to harness state-based anticorruption agencies to intra-elite struggles while societal groups have sought to render them meaningful ... More


Bank Chartering and Political Corruption In Antebellum New York: Free Banking as Reform

Howard Bodenhorn (ed.)

in Corruption and Reform: Lessons from America's Economic History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226299570
eISBN:
9780226299594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226299594.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter analyzes the first episodes of anticorruption reform in U.S. history. It describes the events leading up to the passage of New York State's 1838 free banking statute, showing how corrupt ... More


The Ethics of Petroleum

Jonathon W. Moses and Bjørn Letnes

in Managing Resource Abundance and Wealth: The Norwegian Experience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198787174
eISBN:
9780191829260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787174.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter considers the role of international oil companies (IOCs) as global political actors with significant economic and political power. In doing so, we weigh the ethical costs and benefits ... More


The Politics of Anticorruption

Fritz Heimann

in Confronting Corruption: Past Concerns, Present Challenges, and Future Strategies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190458331
eISBN:
9780190458379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190458331.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Private International Law, Public International Law

This chapter uncovers the politics behind anticorruption. During the two decades since corruption has emerged as an issue on the global agenda, the politics of anticorruption has developed through ... More


A Sick Body: Corruption and Anticorruption in Early Modern Spain

Francisco Andújar Castillo, Antonio Feros, and Pilar Ponce Leiva

in Anti-corruption in History: From Antiquity to the Modern Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198809975
eISBN:
9780191847226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809975.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

At the heart of this chapter is the connection that exists between anticorruption measures and power politics. It shows how the resistance of Spanish elites—the same elites whom the king relied on to ... More


Corruption and Anticorruption in France between the 1670s and the 1780s: The Example of the Provincial Administration of Languedoc

Stéphane Durand

in Anti-corruption in History: From Antiquity to the Modern Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198809975
eISBN:
9780191847226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809975.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter shows that the way in which corruption was dealt with at the level of provincial administration depended on how it was uncovered and on the choice of individual plaintiffs between the ... More


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