Anticorruption in History: From Antiquity to the Modern EraEditat de Ronald Kroeze, André Vitória, Guy Geltner
en Limba Engleză Hardback – 07 Dec 2017
Anticorruption in History is the first major collection of individual and comparative case studies on how societies and polities in and beyond European history defined legitimate power in terms of fighting corruption and designed specific mechanisms to pursue that agenda.
The insights are many and readers will no doubt find their own amid this rich array of case studies; but arguably the greatest service performed by this book is to bring some much needed analytical pressure to bear on the divide between the modern, post-1800 era and that which went before. This is also where the book will be of most interest to historians and scholars of liberalism, which, however we might define it, is distinguished by a commitment to open andaccountable government and the enactment of public office in a disinterested fashion, above the fray of financial, personal and political interests-at least in theory.
the merit of a work that has managed to gather such a large number of specialists working on such different periods in history. All the more so when the result is a fresh perspective on the study of corruption.
the analytical and conceptual rigour of the volume's chapters is high. This book provides a profound and rich historical analysis of a topical problem.
offers unique detail and insights ... Highly recommended.