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Corruption and its Consequences for Governance in Asia: A Comparative Perspective

C. Raj Kumar

in Corruption and Human Rights in India

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780198077329
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081004 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077329.003.0003
Corruption and its Consequences for Governance in Asia: A Comparative Perspective

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This chapter presents a comparative perspective of corruption and its consequences for governance in Asia. It discusses the proliferation of corruption and the models for combating corruption in Asia. These include anti-corruption laws with no independent agency, anti-corruption laws with many agencies, and anti-corruption laws with an independent agency. This chapter argues that the third model which involves the creation of an independent institutional machinery to fight against corruption has proven to be most effective. It also explores the impact of corruption on cultural values and identifies the challenges to promoting human rights in Asia.

Keywords: corruption; governance; Asia; anti-corruption laws; independent agency; cultural values

Chapter.  9476 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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