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Political Corruption in the Caribbean Basin

Constructing a Theory to Combat Corruption

By Michael W. Collier

Routledge – 2005 – 260 pages

Series: Studies in International Relations

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Description

Political corruption in the Caribbean Basin retards state economic growth and development, undermines government legitimacy, and threatens state security. In spite of recent anti-corruption efforts of intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations (IGO/NGOs), Caribbean political corruption problems appear to be worsening in the post-Cold War period. This work discovers why IGO/NGO efforts to arrest corruption are failing by investigating the domestic and international causes of political corruption in the Caribbean.

Contents

1. Introduction 2. A Theory of Political Corruption 3. A History of Caribbean Political Corruption 1492-1950 4. Contemporary Caribbean Political Corruption 5. Jamaica: Westminster Corrupted 6. Costa Rica: Democracy Manipulated 7. Conclusion

Author Bio

Michael W. Collier is the Research Director of Florida International University's Latin American and Caribbean Center.

Name: Political Corruption in the Caribbean Basin: Constructing a Theory to Combat Corruption (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Michael W. Collier. Political corruption in the Caribbean Basin retards state economic growth and development, undermines government legitimacy, and threatens state security. In spite of recent anti-corruption efforts of intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations...
Categories: Government, Politics & International Relations, International Relations