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Preface 1: What is corruption? 2: Why corruption is a problem 3: Can we measure corruption? 4: Psycho-social and cultural causes 5: System-related causes 6: What can states do? 7: What else can be done? Further reading Index

About the Author

Leslie Holmes is Professor of Political Science at the University of Melbourne, and a recurrent visiting professor at the Graduate School of Social Research in Warsaw, the University of Bologna, and the People's University in Beijing. He has also taught at the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Vienna and at intensive workshops on corruption in Belgrade and Sofia. His principal research specialisations are corruption, communism, and post-communism. He has authored or edited 14 books and numerous articles and book chapters. His publications include Rotten States? (Duke UP, 2006), Communism (OUP, 2009), Post-Communist Democratization (co-authored with John Dryzek - CUP, 2002), and two edited collections, Terrorism, Organised Crime, and Corruption (Elgar, 2007) and Trafficking and Human Rights (Elgar, 2010). He has been a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia since 1995.


sensible [and] serious analysis * New Statesman, Peter Oborne *
Holmes, a prolific writer on corruption, provides a wonderfully comprehensive and accessible introduction to all aspects of corruption ... Summing up: Highly recommended, undergraduates and above; general readers. Essential for all academic and public libraries. * Gillian Brock, Choice *
a pithy yet global and comprehensive view of the subject * New Internationalist *
Here the Australian sociologist Leslie Holmes has done us a huge favour in providing this easy and quick to read short guide to corruption * Concatenation *

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