Corruption and Politics in Latin America

Corruption and Politics in Latin America : National and Regional Dynamics

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Does corruption grease the wheels of Latin American politics, facilitating its operation? Or does it undermine democratic rule and worsen the perennial problems of poverty and inequality. Do citizens condemn, condone, or simply acquiesce to the corrupt behavior of their politicians? Corruption and Politics in Latin America addresses these thorny questions, offering a fresh and timely approach to the subject. The authors' systematic comparative analysis of six countries--Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, and Venezuela--focuses on patterns and underlying causes of corruption, the impact of political and economic changes, the effect of corruption on politics and society, and the nature and effectiveness of recent reforms. There is also a chapter devoted to regional and international efforts to attack corruption. With a common analytical approach reflected throughout, the book is both an accessible introduction and a source of new and provocative information and analysisshow more

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  • Paperback | 275 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 18mm | 458.13g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 1588267431
  • 9781588267436
  • 2,389,534

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