Waging War On Corruption
Inside The Movement Fighting The Abuse Of Power
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This book is dedicated to the remarkable people who created, built and lead Transparency International (TI). Through their vision, bravery and tenacity, TI, founded in 1993, has become the world’s leading not-for-profit anticorruption organization.
This book is also dedicated to the individuals who have established and expanded the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF). PTF has become a superb catalyst for channeling finance and knowledge to civil society organizations across the developing world that are on the front lines in the war on corruption.
Part One – Drama
Chapter 1 – Waking Up
Citizen engagement; Corruption is universal; Greed; Globalized Networks for Reform; Transparency.
Chapter 2 – Corruption Crimes
Crimes against Humanity. Economic Crimes. Crimes against Taxpayers. Corruption Damages Peace and Security.
Chapter 3 – Victims
Victims in developing countries of poverty, of health catastrophes, of corruption in broader public services. Victims of business corruption. Victims in leading industrial countries. economies, from municipal corruption to the excessive influence of money in national politics.
Chapter 4 – Activists
Individuals Make the Difference. Setting the Stage for an Assault on Corruption. Creating Transparency International. TI’s Objectives. Building a Movement. Partnership for Transparency Fund. Key Organizations Pushing the Agenda.
Chapter 5 – Political Villains
Grand Corruption. Ranking the Villains – the CPI. Villains Everywhere: Greece; Chicago; Cuba; China; Singapore; Indonesia; Russia. Western powers add support. The United Nations Example.
Chapter 6 – Business Villains
Oligarch Madness. Business Villains. Siemens. Halliburton-KBR.
Chapter 7 – Global Security
Terrorists. Nuclear Weapons. Arms Sales. Obama Speaks Out. Nation Building: Iraq & Afghanistan. Natural Resources.
Part Two – Action
Chapter 8 – The New Age of Transparency: Media & Research
Intensifying the Media Focus on Corruption. Censorship. Investigative Reporting. Research.
Chapter 9 – Justice and Democracy
Corruption and Justice. An Independent Judiciary. Courageous Public Prosecutors. Endemic Police Graft. Establishing Democracy.
Chapter 10 – Criminalizing Bribe Paying – It Started with Watergate
Preparing the Ground for the FCPA. Exposing Corporate Bribery. Lockheed and Japan. International Silence.
Chapter 11 – Finally Officials Embrace Anti-Corruption
World Bank. OECD. Regional Agreements. European Union. The United Nations.
Part Three – The Challenges Ahead
Chapter 12 – Justice and the Demand for Good Governance
Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres (ALACs). Involving aid agencies mobilizing civil society monitors.
Chapter 13 – The G20 Sets a Bold Agenda
Lobbying for change. The G20 Action Plan. Securing further G20 progress.
Chapter 14 – Shaping Solutions I
Development Assistance. The Arms Trade. Oil, Gas and Mining.
Chapter 15 – Shaping Solutions II
Anti-Money-Laundering & Repatriation of Stolen Assets.
Chapter 16 – Moving Ahead
Complacency, culture and corruption. A sense of balance. A tipping point Leaders. Building understanding and support. Defending Civil Society. Winning.
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