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Corruption: A Short History

Carlo Alberto Brioschi ; translation by Antony Shugaar
Format
Book
Published
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2017]
Language
Translated from the Italian
Uniform Title
Breve Storia Della Corruzione English
ISBN
9780815727910, 0815727917, 9780815727927
Summary
"From ancient times to modern, corruption has been ingrained in human society and is still a powerful issue in the contemporary world. In Corruption: A Short History, Carlo Brioschi provides a thorough and entertaining look at how corruption was born and has evolved over time, without ever being stamped out. He examines corruption through politics and history-from Babylon to modern-day U.S. organized crime and the great market collapses-and concludes with reflections on the moral perception of corruption and its dangers for democracy"--
Contents
  • Introduction: If Julius Caesar is a thief
  • The gift in antiquity
  • Democracy and decadence
  • Bribes in ancient Rome
  • The feces of the Devil
  • Corruption in power
  • Philosophy of corruption
  • A pragmatic approach to corruption
  • The American dream of purity
  • Restoration and decadence
  • Parts in the play
  • The great dictatorships
  • Beyond the age of innocence
  • Expansion of the realm of corruption
  • Corrupt finance : the great market collapses.
Description
vi, 263 pages ; 19 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-246) and index.
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