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Author McMann, Kelly M., 1970- author.

Title Corruption as a last resort : adapting to the market in Central Asia / Kelly M. McMann.

Publication Info. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2014.


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Contents An absence of alternatives : a new framework for understanding corruption -- Alternatives to corruption and the impact of market reform : the arguments and their theoretical implications -- Bribery, favoritism, and clientelism : evidence from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan -- Market actors as an unrealized alternative : the impact of market reforms -- Islamic institutions and secular charities : obstacles to providing substitute resources -- Families : the uneven impact of market reforms -- Reducing corruption : policy recommendations -- Appendix : statistical analysis.
Summary Why do ordinary people engage in corruption? Kelly M. McMann contends that bureaucrats, poverty, and culture do not force individuals in Central Asia to pay bribes, use connections, or sell political support. Rather, corruption is a last resort when relatives, groups in society, the market, and formal government programs cannot provide essential goods and services. Using evidence from her long-term research in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, McMann shows that Islamic institutions, secular charities, entrepreneurs, and banks cannot provide the jobs and credit people need. This drives individuals to illicitly seek employment and loans from government officials. A leading cause of this resource scarcity is market reform, as demonstrated by McMann's analysis of these countries as well as of Uzbekistan and global data. Market reform without supporting institutions, such as credit registries and antimonopoly measures, limits the resources available from the market and societal groups. McMann finds that in these circumstances only those individuals who have affluent relatives have an alternative to corruption. By focusing on ordinary people, McMann offers a new understanding of corruption. Previously, our knowledge was largely restricted to government officials' role in illicit exchanges. From her novel approach comes a useful policy insight: supplying ordinary people with alternatives to corruption is a fundamental and important anticorruption strategy.
Language In English.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Corruption -- Asia, Central.
Political corruption -- Asia, Central.
Post-communism -- Economic aspects -- Asia, Central.
Asia, Central -- Economic conditions -- 1991-
Asia, Central -- Politics and government -- 1991-
Asia, Central -- Economic conditions -- 1991-
Asia, Central -- Politics and government -- 1991-
Corruption -- Asia, Central.
Post-communism -- Economic aspects -- Asia, Central.
Political corruption -- Asia, Central.
Corruption -- Asie centrale.
Corruption (Politique) -- Asie centrale.
Postcommunisme -- Aspect économique -- Asie centrale.
Asie centrale -- Conditions économiques -- 1991-
Asie centrale -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1991-
Political corruption.
Politics and government.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Marketing -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Sales & Selling -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Economy.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Comparative Politics.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Sales & Selling -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Marketing -- General.
Corruption. (OCoLC)fst01352550
Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
Political corruption. (OCoLC)fst01069240
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Post-communism -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst01072733
Central Asia. (OCoLC)fst01240497
Chronological Term Since 1991
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: McMann, Kelly M., 1970- Corruption as a last resort 9780801453274 (DLC) 2014006949 (OCoLC)871228415
ISBN 9780801453274 (electronic bk.)
0801453275 (electronic bk.)
9780801454912 (electronic bk.)
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10.7591/9780801454912 doi
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CHVBK 509473040
DEBBG BV042964906
DEBBG BV043623943
DEBSZ 452560608
DEBSZ 456336095
GBVCP 1003791379
GBVCP 879459476

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