Corruption, Capitalism and Democracy

Corruption, Capitalism and Democracy

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Corruption arises from the collusion of economic and political elites, a practice that has developed in order to overcome the contradiction of two important processes of our time: capitalism and democracy. In this new study of the phenomenon, the author shows how corruption is the practice of collusion taken to excess; 'the unacceptable face of capitalism'. Corruption, by 'going too far', exposes what is normally hidden from view; the collusive system of elites furthering the expansion of capitalist practice and market practice at the expense of democratic practice and public values.Similarly, the present French President, Jacques Chirac, during his successful 1995 campaign, condemned the a#39;social fracturea#39; resulting from the democratic deficit. 54 a#39;Corruption and reform: an editorial essaya#39;. Corruption and Reform, 1(1) , anbsp;...

Title:Corruption, Capitalism and Democracy
Author:John Girling
Publisher:Routledge - 2002-03-11


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