Routledge Handbook of Political Corruption
Edited by Paul Heywood
Routledge – 2012 – 368 pages
Since the early 1990s, a series of major scandals in both the financial and most especially the political worlds has resulted in close attention being paid to the issue of corruption and its links to political legitimacy and stability. Corruption remains as widespread today, possibly even more so, as it did when concerted international attention started being devoted to the issue following the end of the Cold War. This Handbook provides a showcase to the most innovative and exciting research being conducted in the field of political corruption, as well as providing a new point of reference for all who are interested in the topic.
Paul Heywood is Sir Francis Hill Professor of European Politics at the University of Nottingham, UK. He has been a member of the ESRC Research Grants Board (2001-05) and was Dean of the University of Nottingham Graduate School from 2003-07. Between 2003 and 2009 he was co-editor of the international journal Government and Opposition, and is currently Chair of the Board of Directors. He is author, co-author or editor of thirteen books and more than seventy journal articles and book chapters. His research focuses on political corruption, institutional design and state capacity in contemporary Europe. In 2006, he was appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Hunan (China), where he is Senior Adviser to the Anti-Corruption Research Center. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (elected 2002).