This brief is on the theme of corruption and anticorruption— a timely topic given the recent headlines over the AWB payments in Iraq. It provides three perspectives: a diagnosis of the causes and cures for corruption, an economic analysis of corruption and the links between democracy and corruption.
The articles included are:
Democracy and political corruption: idealism versus realism by Richard Mulgan
Are free trips and payments to politicians bribes? by Satish Chand
Diagnosing the disease of corruption: what different disciplines suggest about curing corruption by Peter Larmour