Global Corruption Report 2004

Global Corruption Report 2004 : Special Focus: Political Corruption

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'The Global Corruption Report is the first attempt by any organisation to map the global fight against corruption. A kind of travel-guide to the jungle of various standards and practices in different world regions.' Guardian

With a focus on political corruption, the 2004 edition of Transparency International's Global Corruption Report (GCR) identifies some of today's most pressing issues in the fight against corruption around the world.

Besides launching Transparency International's new Standards on Political Finance and Favours, the GCR 2004 also features a league table of the world's top 10 embezzlers, a key to the best and worst laws regulating politics, and an assessment of recent developments in immunity from prosecution.

Essays examine the role of money in politics - assessing the regulation of political party financing, suggesting ways to `rewire' the arms and oil trades for greater transparency and analysing the problem of vote buying. Reports consider attempts to repatriate assets stolen by politicians, disclosure regulations, the nexus between the media, politics and business as well as the issue of immunity from prosecution - with special insight into extradition efforts in the Fujimori case in Peru.

The GCR's global and regional reports explore recent developments such as the African Union Convention against Corruption, the EU accession process and the UN Convention against Corruption. Thirty-four country reports provide a critical assessment of new national anti-corruption legislation, institutional reform and the most important corruption-related issues of the last 12 months.

This year's GCR also features special contributions by Jimmy Carter and former UN human rights commissioner Mary Robinson, who argues that `corruption hits hardest at the poorest in society'. Their messages are reinforced by that of Gherardo Colombo, whose efforts to prosecute Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi for bribery have drawn substantial media attention.

Rounding out the report, a data and research section presents Transparency International's own Corruption Perceptions Index as well as other recent empirical research, including links between corruption, gender and poverty.
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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 163.6 x 245.9 x 21.8mm | 684.94g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2004 ed.
  • Graphs / photos
  • 0745322301
  • 9780745322308
  • 2,313,586

Table of contents

Contents

Acknowledgements

Executive summary

Access to information and political finance reform: promising policy areas for building transparency - Jimmy Carter

Corruption and human rights - Mary Robinson

Part one: Political corruption

I. Political finance

1. Introduction - Robin Hodess

Where did the money go? - Transparency International

Standards on Political Finance and Favours - Transparency International

2. Political finance

Political money and corruption - Marcin Walecki

Soft money reform in the United States: has anything changed? - Michael Johnston

The challenge of achieving political equality in South Africa - Judith February and Hennie van Vuuren

A selection of the year's legislation on political party governance, funding and disclosure - Transparency International

Political corruption: a global comparison - World Economic Forum

Campaign finance reform: is Latin America on the road to transparency? -

Bruno Wilhelm Speck

The politician's voice - Musikari Kombo

Anna Hazare: TI Integrity Award winner 2003

II. Disclosure and enforcement

The role of disclosure in combating corruption in political finance -

Gene Ward

Ukraine: the authoritarian abuse of disclosure - Marcin Walecki

Media discounts for politicians: examples from Latin America -

Kevin Casas-Zamora

NGO monitoring efforts: Ecuador, India and Latvia - Transparency International

Enforcement: how regulation of political party finance is managed in practice - Yves-Marie Doublet

Enforcement: the experience in Mexico - Alonso Lujambio

Antonio Siba-Siba Macuacua: posthumous TI Integrity Award winner 2003

III. Corporate money

The politics of corruption in the arms trade: South Africa's arms scandal and the Elf affair - Joe Roeber

Political corruption and the politics of procurement - Juanita Olaya

The Elf trial: political corruption and the oil industry - Nicholas Shaxson

Canada's rules on lobbying: key loopholes remain - Duff Conacher

Following the Enron money trail - Larry Noble and Steven Weiss

Dora Akunyili: TI Integrity Award winner 2003

IV. Vote buying

How vote buying corrodes democracy: evidence from Latin America - Silke Pfeiffer

Vote buying in Brazil: less of a problem than believed? - Claudio Weber Abramo

Vote buying in East Asia - Frederic Schaffer

Vote buying at the International Whaling Commission - Leslie Busby

V. Legal hurdles: immunity, extradition and repatriation of stolen wealth

Immunity and extradition: obstacles to justice - Veronique Pujas

Recent developments on immunity - Transparency International

Sua Rimoni Ah Chong: TI Integrity Award winner 2003

Fujimori extraditable - Jose Ugaz

Immunity in the Italian constitutional system - Gherardo Colombo

Controlling the media in Italy - Donatella della Porta

Abdelhai Beliardouh: posthumous TI Integrity Award winner 2003

Repatriation of looted state assets: selected case studies and the draft UN Convention against Corruption - Tim Daniel

The hunt for looted state assets: the case of Benazir Bhutto - Jeremy Carver

Part two: The year in corruption

Global and regional reports

The UN Convention against Corruption - Peter Rooke

The UN Global Compact: an opportunity for tackling corruption - Jermyn Brooks

The African Union Convention - Akere Muna

Corruption and the EU accession process: who is better prepared? - Quentin Reed

Will the OECD Convention stop foreign bribery? - Fritz Heimann

Governance, corruption and the Millennium Challenge Account - Steve Radelet,

Country reports (34)

Part three: Corruption research

Introduction to the corruption research section - Pablo Zoido and Larry Chavis

Corruption Perceptions Index 2003 - Johann Graf Lambsdorff, TI

Global Corruption Barometer 2003 - Transparency International

Integrity index for public institutions: measuring corruption risks in Colombia - TI Colombia

Corruption indices for Russian regions 2002 - TI Russia

Measuring the transparency of political party financing in Bulgaria - TI Bulgaria

Benchmarking corruption in South Asia: insights from a household survey - Gopakumar K. Thampi, TI

Governance Matters III: New indicators for 1996-2002 and methodological challenges - Daniel Kaufmann and Aart Kraay

The University of Pittsburgh Latin America Public Opinion Project's corruption victimisation scale - Mitchell Seligson

How corruption affects economic development - Johann Graf Lambsdorff

Corruption and foreign direct investment - Mohsin Habib and Leon Zurawicki

International business attitudes toward corruption - John Bray

Assessing governance in diverse and complex contexts: evidence from India - Julius Court

How elites view corruption and trust in post-Soviet states - Anton Steen

The power of information: evidence from public expenditure tracking surveys - Ritva Reinikka and Jakob Svensson

Budget transparency: assessments by civil society in Africa- Joel Friedman

Transparency, wages and the separation of powers: an experimental analysis of the causes of corruption - Omar Azfar and William Nelson

Gender and corruption in the public sector - Ranjana Mukherjee and Omer Gokcekus

Rent-seeking and gender in local government in India - V. Vijayalakshmi

Poverty and corruption in Peru - Javier Herrera and Francois Roubaud

Daily corruption in French-speaking Africa - Mireille Razafindrakoto and Francois Roubaud

Index
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Review quote

One hopes that organisations like transparency international and their excellent reports will continue to provide the much-needed impetus to help make [that] change. -- Morning Star The annual Global Corruption Report is a kind of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack of crookedness. It does not just include the raw scores and the statistical constructs around them, but also reviews the highlights of the season, so to speak.

'... there can be little doubt that Transparency International is performing an essential function in acting as a kind of clearing house of information -- Howard Davies, The Times Higher Education Supplement The book's detailed survey of 36 countries unearths some significant scandals. -- Labour Left Briefing The contents of Global Corruption 2004 are to be welcomed for re-emphasising the thorough-going rottenness of the capitalist system that has well and truly had its day. -- Marxist review The Global Corruption Report is the first attempt by any organisation to map the global fight against corruption. A kind of travel-guide to the jungle of various standards and practices in different world regions. -- Guardian
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About Transparency International

Transparency International is an politically non-partisan NGO building dedicated solely to curbing corruption, increasing government accountability and improving transparency in business transactions. It has authored several reports on global corruption including, Global Corruption Report 2006 (Pluto, 2005).
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