Corruption and Poverty

M.L. Narasaiah

Verlag: Discovery Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., 2005
ISBN 10: 8171419445 / ISBN 13: 9788171419449
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Everyday the community is being stunned as reports of irregular practices compete for Press headlines. The impression is that bribery and corruption, is one form or another is both extensive and increasing; although systematic Statistics in this area are rare for obvious reasons. What is corruption? This list of possibilities is extensive. It starts with the outright bribery of government officials and the more ambiguous question of Political contributions; then there are a whole range of activities that could be considered to some degree corrupt-covering such things as the misuse of company Assets for political favours, kickbacks and protection Money for the police, payola to disc jockeys, sympathetic features articles in return for Advertising revenue, free revenue, free junkets for MP`s and journalists, secret price-fixing agreements, obtaining parts in films for reasons not wholly related to acting ability, insider dealing of various kinds, as well as improper use of the "old boy" network. All these forms of behaviour have one thing in common. They are attempts to influence the outcome of a decision where the Nature of that influence is not made public. Essentially the practices are nothing more or less than the Abuse of power. There are several reasons for this spread of corrupt practices. First the concentration of power in larger and larger units; particularly when combined with rapid growth where the channels of accountability are underdeveloped. It is also widespread in "mature" Societies where highly developed networks attempt to preserve the "status-quo" and further their vested interests. Contents, 1. Corruption : Where to Draw the Line? 2. Who is Responsible for Corruption in Aid? 3. The Persistence of Indian Poverty and its Alleviation 4. Employment and Poverty Alleviation 5. Peace and Poverty 6. Overcoming the Poverty in India and the Lessons Learned 7. Link Between Disability and Poverty 8. The Dynamics of Rural Poverty in India 9. Rural Poverty in India 10. Rural Poverty in India and Development as a Policy Challenge 11. Democracy and Poverty : Are they Interlinked? 12. Towards a New Policy on Poverty Reduction 13. Women and Poverty 14. Can Economic Growth Reduce Poverty? 15. Land Tenure : Securing Land for the Urban Poor 16. Resistance to Change: Why Poverty Reduction Programmes did not Work 17. City Politics : A Voice for the Poor 18. Tapping the Market: Can Private Enterprise Supply Water to the Poor? 19. For Richer, For Fairer: Poverty Reduction and Income Distribution 20. Taking a Lead in the Fight Against Poverty? 21. Pro-Poor Tourism : Opportunities for Sustainable Local Development 22. Private Education : The Poor`s Best Chance? 23. Richer or Poorer? 24. Child Labour in Weaving Industry 25. Taxation System in Developing Countries 26. Consuming the Future 27. The Future of Work 28. Myths and Illusions 29. Cheap Transport for India`s Millions 30. Solving the Unemployment Problem by Looking Beyond the Job 31. Aid Effectiveness as a Multi-level Process 32. Crisis Prevention : Can Better Development Planning Lesson the Toll of Civil Emergencies and Natural Disasters? Printed Pages: 180. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 60800

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Titel: Corruption and Poverty
Verlag: Discovery Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.
Erscheinungsdatum: 2005
Einband: Hardcover
Zustand: New

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