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100 1 _aArvind Verma
245 0 _aCombating Corruption in India
_cby Arvind Verma
260 _bCambridge University Press
300 _axii, 305 pages;
_c24 cm.
505 0 _aAcknowledgements Foreword 1. Introduction Part I. Corruption in India: 2. Corruption: criminological perspectives 3. Etiology of corruption in India Part II. Combating Corruption in India: 4. Anti-corruption machinery in India 5. Evaluating efficacy of anti-corruption agency – case study from Madhya Pradesh 6. Lokpal: a critical examination Part III. Way Forward: Alternate Solutions: 7. Empowering and professionalizing anti-corruption agencies 8. Alternate solutions References Annexures Index
520 3 _aAs corruption continues to be a persistent problem in India, concerned citizens, academia and courts believe that empowered police agencies independent of political control are the solution to the ills of corruption in the country. Can a crime-and-punishment approach suffice to deal with such a colossal and complex problem? Besides, there has not been enough focus on related questions: What is corruption and how is it facilitated? What are the appropriate agencies to combat corruption professionally in India? Why are these not effective in deterring corrupt practices? Are the alternative solutions to tackle corruption successful? This book seeks to engage with these questions, discuss and analyze them and based upon enforcement experience, conduct a thorough analysis of law, bureaucratic organizations, official data, case studies and comparative international institutions. With extensive policing experience, the authors argue that a corrupt state only maintains the façade of rule of law but will not permit any inquiry and any solution beyond that of individual deviance. The book, using criminological and enforcement perspectives, presents a novel mechanism of the ‘doctrine of good housekeeping’ for public officials to combat and, more importantly, prevent corruption within their own institutions.
700 _aRamesh Sharma
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