Book Launch: The Corruption Cure

Thursday, 1 June, 2017 - 17:00
Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG

How Citizens and Leaders Can Combat Graft

Curing rampant corruption globally requires strengthened political leadership and the willingness to remake national political cultures.

Corruption corrodes all facets of the world's political and corporate life, yet until now there was no one book that explained how best to battle it. The Corruption Cure: How Citizens and Leaders Can Combat Graft provides many of the required solutions and ranges widely across continents and diverse cultures—putting some thirty-five countries under an anticorruption microscope—to show exactly how to beat back the forces of sleaze and graft. Robert Rotberg defines corruption theoretically and practically in its many forms, describes the available legal remedies, and examines how we know and measure corruption's presence. He looks at successful and unsuccessful attempts to employ anticorruption investigative commissions to combat political theft and venal behaviour. He explores how the globe's least corrupt nations reached that exceptional goal.

The Corruption Cure is published by Princeton University Press.

 

Panel: 

  • Bo Rothstein (moderator), Professor of Government and Public Policy
  • Jody LaPorte, Departmental Lecturer in Politics and Public Policy
  • Robert I. Rotberg, founding director of the Program on Intrastate Conflict at the Harvard Kennedy School and president emeritus of the World Peace Foundation
  • Maya Tudor, Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy

The event is free and open to all. To attend, please register here.

About the author

Robert I. Rotberg is founding director of the Program on Intrastate Conflict at the Harvard Kennedy School and president emeritus of the World Peace Foundation. His many books include Africa Emerges, Transformative Political Leadership, and When States Fail (Princeton). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and former president of Lafayette College.

The event will be live streamed and recorded on the Blavatnik School of Government YouTube channel.