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State of Corruption, State of Chaos : The Terror of Political Malfeasance

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This book takes the reader into a thorny world of political dysfunction. The contributions to State of Corruption, State of Chaos speak to some of the most potent security threats facing us in the twenty-first century, and examine the degree to which our inability or unwillingness to curb the spread of political corruption may be responsible. Within this volume are unique contributions to the rich and growing literature on corruption and conflict, addressing a variety of issues germane to both domestic affairs and international relations. They each seek to dissect the often convoluted and contestable connections between corruption and conflict. Joining the quest to develop a coherent research programme, contributors undertake to explore social and political implications for various policy-making levels. The edited volume will serve as a particularly useful reference for practitioners, as well as for professors and students of public administration and public policy, international relations, international law, comparative politics, security studies, and conflict resolution. Political corruption and armed conflict touches nearly every aspect of our lives, and so the pursuit of a healthier society, state, and international community requires being informed about theoretical and empirical bases of these current challenges.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 214 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 90.72g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739123882
  • 9780739123881

About Michaelene D. Cox

MIchaelene D. Cox is assistant professor of politics and government at Illinois State University.show more

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Michaelene Cox and her contributors cast a broad net, offering a book that is policy-relevant and theoretically-conscious. The volume offers a multifaceted, multi-layered examination of relationships among questionable or illegal political and economic activity, inadequate governmental capacity, forceful contention, and illegitimate domination. The chapters invite the reader to assess the adequacy of some national and international policies framed to deal with such problems as well as to consider more carefully the nature of statehood. This collection should find a broad audience. -- Barbara A. Chotiner, University of Alabama This is a very comprehensive book that links corruption and conflict. It sheds new light on a topic which many have pointed to as important, but few have investigated empirically or systematically. This book, which has contributions from a good mix of junior and senior scholars, provides new insights from a variety of different points of view, and contributes greatly to our understanding of corruption and political conflict in the world. -- John Ishiyama, University of North Texasshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Table of Contents Chapter 2 Preface Part 3 I. Political Corruption and Global Violence Chapter 4 1. A Primer in Political Pathologies: Corruption and its Correlates Chapter 5 2. Globalization and Narcoterrorism Chapter 6 3. Democray and Non-State Armed Groups Chapter 7 4. The Illicit Small Arms Trade: Global Threat and Response Chapter 8 5. Legal Money with an Illegal Past: The Un-Challenged Legal Power of the New Terror Economy in a Globalized World Part 9 II. Case Studies in Corruption and Violence Chapter 10 6. Beyond the North-South Divide: A Multi-Pronged Approach to Transnational Criminal Networks in Latin America and the Caribbean Chapter 11 7. Corruption's Corrosive Effect on Counterinsurgency: The Free Aceh Movement in Southeast Asia Chapter 12 8. Political Corruption and Violence in Africa Chapter 13 9. Microfinancing Terrorism: A Study in al Qaeda Financing Strategy Chapter 14 10. Political Malfeasance and Separatist Conflicts: How Corruption Encourages Violence in Abkhazia and South Ossetia Chapter 15 About the Contributorsshow more

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