Confronting Corruption: Past Concerns, Present Challenges, and Future Strategies

ISBN : 9780190458331

Fritz Heimann; Mark Pieth
312 Pages
164 x 236 mm
Pub date
Dec 2017
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Corruption undermines nearly all key legal and developmental priorities today, including the effective functioning of democratic institutions and honest elections; environmental protection; human rights and human security; international development programs; and fair competition for global trade and investment. This book chronicles the global anticorruption steps taken since the movement advanced after the end of the Cold War. It provides a realistic assessment of the present state of affairs by critically evaluating what existing anticorruption programs and treaties have accomplished and documenting their shortcomings, while developing an action agenda for the next decade. The authors argue that reformative action is imperative, and the forces of globalization and digital communication will level the playing field and erode the secrecy corruption requires. They define corruption, document its effects, discuss the initiatives that changed public perception, analyze the lessons learned, and then evaluate how to move forward with existing initiatives charting a new path with new, differentiated strategies.


Foreword; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Part I: Setting the Scene; CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION; 1 FIFA, a criminal organization?; 2 The Malaysian Wealth Fund '1MDB'; 3 Panama Papers; CHAPTER 2: WHY THE GROWING CONCERN ABOUT CORRUPTION?; 1 Present at the Creation; 2 Putting Corruption on the International Agenda; 3 Need for Action; 4 Reasons for Continuing Resistance; 5 Growth of Anti-corruption Capability; 6 Expansion of Global Economy; 7 Digital Communications; CHAPTER 3: THE POLITICS OF ANTI-CORRUPTION; 1 Transparency International and Its Politics; 2 International Organizations; a OECD; b UNODC; c G20; d World Bank; e International Chamber of Commerce; f FIFA; 3 Governments; a United States; b UK; c Nordic Countries; d China; e Bangladesh; 4 Role of Media; 5 Growth of Anticorruption Movement; 6 Government Departments; 7 Private Industry; 8 NGOs; 9 Professional Organizations; 10 Universities; 11 Illicit Activities; 12 Major Political Influences; a Tone at the Top; b Power of the Legal Establishment; c Role of Civil Society; d People Power; e Counter Actions; CHAPTER 4: WHAT IS CORRUPTION?; 1 A 'cancer' to be rooted out?; 2 Giving and taking; 3 Legal definitions; 4 Corruption comes in different forms; 5 A systemic perspective; 6 What is the common denominator?; 7 Are we sure that corruption is harmful?; 8 How big is the problem?; 9 Why have we chosen to fight corruption now?; 10 Are we making a difference?; Part II: Drivers of Change; CHAPTER 5: EVOLUTION OF TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL; 1 Peter Eigen and the World Bank; 2 The Genesis of TI; 3 Organizing TI; a Meeting with Amnesty International; b Organization Meeting at Dutch Foreign Ministry; c Berlin Launch Conference; d Ecuador Meeting; e Jeremy Pope becomes Managing Director; f Growth of National Chapter Network; g Publication of TI Index; 4 Conventions Advocacy; a OECD Convention; b TI Progress Reports on Enforcement; c United Nations Convention against Corruption; d Evolution of TI Management; e The 2005 Election; CHAPTER 6: THE UNITED STATES: FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT AND CAMPAIGN FINANCING; 1 Colonial Heritage; 2 Constitutional Debates; 3 Yazoo Controversy; 4 Passage of 14th Amendment; 5 Construction of Panama Canal; 6 Watergate; 7 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; 8 Citizens United Case; CHAPTER 7: BRIBING FOREIGN OFFICIALS: THE OECD ANTI-CORRUPTION INSTRUMENTS; 1 Is bribery a necessary evil?; 2 The US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; 3 The initiative and first steps in the OECD; 4 The 1994 Recommendation and the Follow-up; 5 Implementing the Convention; 6 The crisis; 7 Overcoming the crisis: the UK Bribery Act 2010; 8 Uneven application; 9 Further challenges; 10 A new step forward: the 2009 Recommendation; 11 A final positive experience; 12 Conclusion; CHAPTER 8: THE UN CONVENTION AGAINST CORRUPTION; 1 Global Significance; 2 The Politics of UNCAC; 3 The United Nations Convention against Corruption: anti-corruption's expanding frontier; a Overview of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption; b Provisions directly affecting international business; c Strengthening national integrity systems; d The implementation review mechanism; Part III: Pervasive Trouble Spots; CHAPTER 9: BANKING AND FINANCE; 1 Grand corruption and money flows; 2 A new topic altogether; 3 Expansion; 4 Current status of rules against corruption-money laundering; 5 Asset Recovery; 6 Is Asset Recovery working?; 7 Conclusion; CHAPTER 10: EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES; 1 The 'resource curse'; 2 Publish what you pay; 3 The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative; 4 The struggle for regulation; a United States: Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act; b EU: revision of its Transparency and Bookkeeping Directives; 5 Regulating trading?; 6 Collective action as a way forward?; CHAPTER 11: INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONSTRUCTION; 1 The risks; 2 What needs to be done?; CHAPTER 12: AERONAUTICS AND DEFENSE; 1 What are the particular risks in defense procurement?; 2 The key role of defense offsets; 3 Specific corruption risk related to offsets; 4 How to prevent corruption in the defense industries?; CHAPTER 13: THE ART MARKET; 1 Challenges; 2 Self-regulation?; 3 International law?; CHAPTER 14: THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY; 1 Challenges; 2 What needs to be done?; CHAPTER 15: SPORTS GOVERNING BODIES: THE FIFA EXPERIENCE; 1 Emotions and big business; 2 Multinational enterprises and quasi-intergovernmental organizations; 3 Old Boys suddenly becoming rich; 4 FIFA a company in trouble or a criminal organization?; 5 The responsibility of the host country; 6 What's wrong with self-regulation?; 7 Example FIFA; 8 International regulation; 9 What is on the current reform list?; CHAPTER 16: DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE; 1 Its logic; 2 Is development assistance effective?; 3 Donor interest; 4 Tolerating embezzlement?; 5 Is there a way out of the dilemma?; 6 Oil-for-Food; a The official Programme; b Planned Distribution of Oil Proceeds; c What went wrong?; d Oil Surcharges - Flow of Funds; e Humanitarian Contract Kickbacks - Flow of Funds; f Illicit Income Received by Iraq under the Programme; 7 The Contribution of the IFIs; Part IV: Criminal Law and other Forms of Regulation; CHAPTER 17: STRENGTHS AND LIMITATIONS OF CRIMINAL LAW; 1 Is criminal law really that essential to combating bribery?; 2 Who is a 'foreign public official'?; 3 What about the eternal 'facilitation payments'?; 4 Individuals versus corporate liability; 5 Watch your agents!; 6 The proof is in the pudding; 7 Are prosecutors and courts out of their depths?; 8 Do we need a Supranational Criminal Court for large scale corruption?; CHAPTER 18: BEYOND CRIMINAL LAW: ADMINISTRATIVE SANCTIONS AND PREVENTIVE MEASURES; 1 Regulatory sanctions; 2 Debarment by MDBs; 3 Automatic debarment?; 4 Is debarment always the best solution?; 5 Dealing with corruption in arbitration procedures; 6 Prevention; Part V: Private Sector Responses; CHAPTER 19: PRIVATE SECTOR RESPONSE TO CORRUPTION; 1 Major Trends; 2 Evolution of Compliance; a Role of NGOs; b UN Global Compact; c Industry Sector Initiatives: Wolfsberg; d Other Industry Sector Initiatives; Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI); Construction Sector Transparency (CoST); Aerospace and Defense (IFBEC); 3 Common Problem Areas; a Gifts, Entertainment and Travel Expenses; b Lobbyists and Sales Representatives; c Political Contributions; d Avoiding Extortion; e Private-to-Private Bribery; f Facilitation Payments; g Foreign Subsidiaries and Joint Ventures; 4 Psychology of Corrupt Conduct; a Type A; b Type B; c Type C; 5 Factors Needed to Influence Corporate Culture; a Tone at the top is important; b Transparent Rules; c Leadership selection; 6 Moving Anti-corruption to the Next Level; CHAPTER 20: COLLECTIVE ACTION; 1 Why collective action?; 2 From an academic think piece to a practical solution; 3 What is collective action?; 4 Is collective action really necessary?; Part VI: Moving Forward; CHAPTER 21: WHAT HAVE WE ACHIEVED?; 1 Achievements and challenges; 2 Accomplishments; 3 Challenges; CHAPTER 22: GLOBALIZATION AND DIGITAL REVOLUTION; 1 Globalization; a Globalization of Corruption; b Impact of Globalization on Law Enforcement; 2 Digital Revolution; a Cyber Forensics; b Digital Initiatives; c The Political Impact; d Awareness Raising; CHAPTER 23: DIFFERENT STRATEGIES FOR DIFFERENT COUNTRIES; 1 Countries with Strong Democratic Institutions; 2 Countries with Weaker Democratic Institutions; 3 Countries with Autocratic Governments; a Working with China; b Working with Russia; c The Arab Spring and its Implications for the Middle East and North Africa; 4 Failed States; 5 Long-Term Strategy Perspective; Bibliography; Index

About the author: 

Fritz Heimann is one of the founders of Transparency International (TI), the global coalition against corruption. He served on TI's Board of Directors until 2003, and has been a member of the International Advisory Council since 2003. He organized TI's US Chapter (TI-USA) in 1993, served as its chair for twelve years, and continues as a director. He also serves as Vice-Chair of the Anti-Corruption Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris. He is the co-editor of Fighting Corruption: International Corporate Integrity Handbook, (with Francois Vincke, 2008).; Mark Pieth is Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Basel, Switzerland. From 1989 to 1993, he was Head of Section--Economic and Organized Crime at the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (Ministry of Justice and Police). Between 1990 and 2013, he chaired the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions, also participating in the Wolfsberg AML Banking Initiative as a facilitator. In spring 2004, he was appointed by the UN Secretary General to the Independent Inquiry Committee into the Iraq Oil-for-Food Programme. In 2008, Professor Pieth was made a member of the Integrity Advisory Board of The World Bank Group (IAB), advising the President of Bank and the Audit Committee on integrity issues.

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