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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


Politics under the Influence: Vodka and Public Policy in Putin's Russia

Anna L. Bailey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501724374
eISBN:
9781501724381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501724374.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

In 2009, the Russian government launched a much-publicized new initiative to tackle excessive alcohol consumption. This has subsequently been presented in simplistic terms as a top–down ... More


Authoritarianism, Ideology and Order

David G. Lewis

in Russia's New Authoritarianism: Putin and the Politics of Order

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474454766
eISBN:
9781474480611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454766.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores different theoretical approaches to Russian authoritarianism and proposes an alternative conceptual framework that prioritises the importance of ideas. In contrast to accounts ... 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


Crude Intentions: How Oil Corruption Contaminates the World

Alexandra Gillies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190940706
eISBN:
9780190940737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190940706.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Billions of dollars stolen from citizens are circling the globe, enriching powerful individuals, altering political outcomes, and disadvantaging everyday people. Where does one begin to fight ... More


An Indirect Test of Effectiveness

J. C. Sharman

in The Money Laundry: Regulating Criminal Finance in the Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450181
eISBN:
9780801463198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450181.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines whether anti-money laundering (AML) policy works by testing two alternative views. The first is whether AML policy has produced a major reduction in predicate crime, in line ... More


Degenerative 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/9780801450464.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines degenerative corruption and especially how endemic corruption leads to economic crisis by focusing on four cases: Equatorial Guinea during the Mobutu era (1965–1997), Haiti ... 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


Introduction: Power and Money

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/9781501705519.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter discusses the concept of grand corruption or kleptocracy (“rule by thieves”). It particularly focuses on instances of corruption committed by senior public officials ... 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


The Judo Gang: Informal Networks and Perceptions of Power

Anna L. Bailey

in Politics under the Influence: Vodka and Public Policy in Putin's Russia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501724374
eISBN:
9781501724381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501724374.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

The formal state ownership of alcohol production assets detailed in chapter 4 was far from the only way in which economic interests and alcohol policymaking collided under Putin. This chapter ... More


Conclusion: What Alcohol Tells Us about Russian Politics

Anna L. Bailey

in Politics under the Influence: Vodka and Public Policy in Putin's Russia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501724374
eISBN:
9781501724381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501724374.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

Summarises the nature of alcohol policy in Russia and explains why such diverse perceptions of it exist. The existence of the anti-alcohol initiative under Medvedev gave a false sense of cohesiveness ... More


The Russian Federation

Matthew Kroenig

in The Return of Great Power Rivalry: Democracy versus Autocracy from the Ancient World to the U.S. and China

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190080242
eISBN:
9780190080273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080242.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes the Russian Federation through the lens of its domestic political system. Russia may pose the greatest near-term national security threat to the United States and its allies, ... More


Heading for the Exit

Alexander Cooley and Daniel Nexon

in Exit from Hegemony: The Unraveling of the American Global Order

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190916473
eISBN:
9780190054557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916473.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

After two decades, American global hegemony is almost certainly reaching its expiration date. America will remain a great power, if the not greatest power. But, barring a major shock to emerging ... More


The Domestic Determinants of Russia’s Resurrection

Kathryn E. Stoner

in Russia Resurrected: Its Power and Purpose in a New Global Order

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190860714
eISBN:
9780190054571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190860714.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Russian Politics

This chapter examines the purposes of Russian power projection abroad under the regime of Vladimir Putin. The chapter reviews the various dimensions of Russian power in international politics, ... More


Finance and the “Shadow Economy”

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/9780190458331.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Private International Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on corruption in the banking and finance industry, and the steps that have been taken to combat the problem. Overall the financial services industry carries a heavy ... More


The Phenomenon of State Organized Crime

Henri Decoeur

in Confronting the Shadow State: An International Law Perspective on State Organized Crime

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198823933
eISBN:
9780191862649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823933.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Chapter 1 describes the phenomenon of state organized crime. It analyses the context in which state organized crime occurs, highlighting the criminogenic mechanisms at play in ‘shadow states’ and ... More


The Varieties of African Leadership

Robert I. Rotberg

in Things Come Together: Africans Achieving Greatness in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190942540
eISBN:
9780190942571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190942540.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

The political leaders of Africa come in all sizes, shapes, and persuasions. There are liberal democratic heads of state and heads of government, presidents and prime ministers; elected democratic ... More


Corruption Retards Progress

Robert I. Rotberg

in Things Come Together: Africans Achieving Greatness in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190942540
eISBN:
9780190942571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190942540.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

Corruption is an insidious cancer of national bodies politic. Corrupt practices harshly cut across classes and castes, cripple institutions, disturb communities, and infect the very structure of ... More


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