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Author Katzarova, Elitza, author.

Title The social construction of global corruption : from utopia to neoliberalism / Elitza Katzarova.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan US, [2019]


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Physical description 1 online resource (245 p.).
Series Political Corruption and Governance
Political corruption and governance series.
Springer Political Science and International Studies eBooks 2019 English+International
Contents Intro; Preface and Acknowledgements; Contents; Abbreviations; List of Tables; Chapter 1 Introduction: The Origin Story of Global Anti-Corruption Governance; References; Chapter 2 Corruption and Its Discontents; Understanding the Global Anti-Corruption Eruption; The Measurement Revolution of the World Bank and TI: The Advent of Global Corruption Indices; In the Shadow of Global Hierarchies: The Role of the United States; Conceptualizing the Global Anti-Corruption Eruption: From International Regimes to Global Movements and Industries; References
Chapter 3 The Social Construction of Global ProblemsWhat Is Social Construction and the Social Construction of What?; The 'Subjective Turn': Sociological Perspectives on Social Problems; The Natural History of Social Problems and the Empirical Study of Claims; The Social Construction of Global Problems: Agency and the 'Globalization' of Problems; Definition and Data Sources; References; Chapter 4 Building a New World: Global Claims in the 1970s; The Rising of the Global South; The United States Claims Ownership of Global Corruption; Talks at the UN After 1975; Talks at the OECD After 1975
Claims and Counterclaims and the Redefinition of ScopeReferences; Chapter 5 The Corporate Watergate; Establishing the Global Dimension and Deciding on a Venue; The FCPA as a Product of 'Post-Watergate Morality'; Unilateral Criminalization or Disclosure; References; Chapter 6 The Road to the New Orthodoxy; Talks at the OECD After 1989: The Positions of Member States; The OECD Ad Hoc Working Group and Controversy Management; Talks at the UN After 1980: Economic Crime and Good Management; References; Chapter 7 The OECD Convention and Beyond: State-Powered Coalition Building in a Broken World
Talks at the OECD Advance: Toward a Fragile Consensus 1991-1994The Impact of the United States on the OECD Anti-Bribery Recommendation; The Making of the Global Anti-Corruption Eruption; The Instrumental Use of Venues and Publicity: The OECD Convention and Beyond; References; Chapter 8 Global Anti-Corruption Talks in the 1970s and 1990s: The Story of Two Utopias; Fake Empires: Corporate Abuse of Political Power; Corporations and the Public Interest; The Career of Global Corruption and Problem Definition; The Road not Traveled; References; Index
Summary This book offers new ways of thinking about corruption by examining the two distinct ways in which policy approaches and discourse on corruption developed in the UN and the OECD. One of these approaches extrapolated transnational bribery as the main form of corrupt practices and advocated a limited scope offense, while the other approach tackled the broader structure of the global economic system and advocated curbing the increasing power of multinational corporations. Developing nations, in particular Chile, initiated and contributed much to these early debates, but the US-sponsored issue of transnational bribery came to dominate the international agenda. In the process, the 'corrupt corporation' was supplanted by the 'corrupt politician', the 'corrupt public official' and their international counterpart: the 'corrupt country'. This book sheds light on these processes and the way in which they reconfigured our understanding of the state as an economic actor and the multinational corporation as a political actor. Elitza Katzarova is Visiting Researcher at the Chair of International Relations at Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany. Her current research interests are in the field of corruption and global corporate governance.-- Provided by publisher.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Corruption.
Corruption -- Economic aspects.
Corporations -- Corrupt practices.
International trade -- Corrupt practices.
Political corruption.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319985695 electronic book
3319985698 electronic book
9783319985688 hardcover