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The Despot's Guide to Wealth Management: On the International Campaign against Grand Corruption

J. C. Sharman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705519
eISBN:
9781501708442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705519.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

An unprecedented new international moral and legal rule forbids one state from hosting money stolen by the leaders of another state. The aim is to counter grand corruption or kleptocracy (“rule by ... More


The Rise of the Anti-Kleptocracy Regime

J. C. Sharman

in The Despot's Guide to Wealth Management: On the International Campaign against Grand Corruption

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705519
eISBN:
9781501708442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705519.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter elaborates on the concept of kleptocracy by providing a portrait of one of the most publicized and influential early examples of grand corruption: that of Mobutu Sese Seko in the Congo. ... More


The United States: A Superpower Stirs

J. C. Sharman

in The Despot's Guide to Wealth Management: On the International Campaign against Grand Corruption

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705519
eISBN:
9781501708442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705519.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins by tracing the origins of the anti-kleptocracy cause in the United States, starting with the harsh Cold War environment and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977. It explores ... More


The United Kingdom: Development, or Sleaze and the City?

J. C. Sharman

in The Despot's Guide to Wealth Management: On the International Campaign against Grand Corruption

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705519
eISBN:
9781501708442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705519.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the experiences of the United Kingdom in hosting, tracing, and returning the proceeds of grand corruption from abroad. Public top-level political commitment to the ... More


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