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Financial liberalization, bureaucratic corruption and economic development This study examines the relationship between international financial integration and economic development in a small economy where government-appointed bureaucrats may be corrupt. It finds that financial liberalization may cause an increase in corruption and hurt economic development when a small close economy liberalizes its financial markets. Read More...
Anticorruption Commissions: The “Hong Kong Model” Revisited Over the past 15 years the use of anticorruption commissions (ACCs) has diminished significantly. The reason is that both academics and leading donor organizations have discouraged their use for what appears to be unsubstantiated reasons. Conversely, this paper argues against contemporary thought and proclaims that ACCs should be established more frequently in order to reduce corruption. The author has practitioner experience as former Commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) in Hong Kong. The paper is essentially divided into three sections, 1) the reasons why ACCs have been discouraged; 2) a detailed description of the ICAC; and 3) a negation of the reasons used by many contemporary academics and donor organizations to discourage ACCs. Read More...
'Performing' Bribery in China - Guanxi-Practice, Corruption with a Human Face This article analyses the entangled relationship between corruption and the so-called guanxi-practice, which is a form of reciprocal conduct that is ubiquitous in China. Unlike most current academic studies on corruption in China which focus on the theme of how the political, economic and social environments have caused corruption at the macro-level, this paper takes a micro-view. It concentrates on how corruption, notably bribery, takes place between a briber and the bribed and challenges the conventional view on the causal relationship between bribery and guanxi-practice. Read More...
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