Governance for the 21st Century

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Andrés González

The Fight Against Corruption in Latin America

ISBN 978-3-8258-9916-5
Band-Nr. 6
Jahr 2007
Seiten 344
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In recent years, corruption has become a major threat to political systems
around the world due to its ability to damage and destabilize national as
well as international democratic institutions. Since the end of the Cold
War, corruption has not entirely changed in its pathology. However, this
phenomenon has become a serious political and economic danger for states
and regions, especially in Latin America. This book intends to analyze
recent concerns raised by the problem of this region, focusing on three
countries: Argentina, Chile and Ecuador. It gives an overview of
definitions, forms and typologies of corruption as well as its causes and
effects. Moreover, this book introduces and discusses different approaches
offered as solutions to corruption. The case studies allow a possible
explanation of the degree of propensity that these countries show towards

Andrés González holds a Dr. phil. from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University
of Munich. He is currently a full-time Professor for International
Relations at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito.