Corruption and Politics in Latin America: National and Regional DynamicsStephen D. Morris and Charles H. Blake, editors
|ISBN: 978-1-58826-743-6 |
|2010/287 pages/LC: 2010018931 |
Does corruption grease the wheels of Latin American politics, facilitating its operation? Or does it undermine democratic rule and worsen the perennial problems of poverty and inequality. Do citizens condemn, condone, or simply acquiesce to the corrupt behavior of their politicians? Corruption and Politics in Latin America addresses these thorny questions, offering a fresh and timely approach to the subject.
The authors' systematic comparative analysis of six countries—Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, and Venezuela—focuses on patterns and underlying causes of corruption, the impact of political and economic changes, the effect of corruption on politics and society, and the nature and effectiveness of recent reforms. There is also a chapter devoted to regional and international efforts to attack corruption. With a common analytical approach reflected throughout, the book is both an accessible introduction and a source of new and provocative information and analysis.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stephen D. Morris is professor of political science at Middle Tennessee State University. His most recent book is Political Corruption in Mexico: The Impact of Democratization. Charles H. Blake is professor of political science at James Madison University. His publications include Politics in Latin America: The Quest for Development, Liberty, and Governance. Professors Blake and Morris are also coeditors of Corruption and Democracy in Latin America.
- Corruption and Politics in Latin America—the Editors.
- Argentina: The Dawn of a New Era or Business as Usual?—C.H. Blake and S.L. Kohen.
- Bolivia: Traditional Parties, the State, and the Toll of Corruption—D.W. Gingerich.
- Brazil: Harmless Jeitinho or Threat to Democracy?—M.M. Taylor.
- Cuba: Corruption at a Crossroads—S. Díaz-Briquets and J. Pérez-López.
- Mexico: Corruption and Change—S.D. Morris.
- Venezuela: Corruption in a Petrostate—L.C. Gates.
- The Anticorruption Agenda in Latin America: National and International Developments—F. Guerzovich and R. de Michele.
- Are the Politics of Corruption Changing?—the Editors.