Description : Negotiating Corruption demands that we think again about corruption in Africa. It problematises the framing of African corruption as a phenomenon that emerges from a clash between two sets of norms. Moreover, it highlights the colonial legacies of this frame, which situates African corruption within continually recurring debates about the political inclusion or banishment of 'others'. NGOs are characterised as intermediaries between the local and the international, and between the state and the population. In both of these roles they are understood to reform governance by bringing about changes in culture and instituting bureaucratic norms. They have, therefore, been seen as part of the apparatus of a global liberal governmentality. This book complicates this portrayal and highlights the ambiguous role of liberal governmentality through an exploration of the 'grey practices' of the NGOs studied. These practices are 'grey' as they do not fit the pattern of virtuous NGOs holding the state to account described in development policy, yet at the same time they ensure that the state produces the outcomes that a fully-functioning state ought to. This enacting of oppositional and antagonistic elements is further unpacked in conversation with Homi Bhabha's concepts of negotiation and hybridity. Negotiating Corruption draws attention to both the limitations of current explanations of corruption in Africa and the problematic way in which they are framed. The book's detailed engagement with understandings of corruption within policy and academic debates will make it a useful resource for undergraduate teaching. It will also be of keen interest to researchers, academics, and postgraduate students who engage with the issues of corruption, NGOs, civil society, African politics, governmentality, and hybridity.
Description : This book provides fundamental strategies every lawyer should know before going into e-commerce based international negotiations, including: -How to build trust in negotiations while using internet communications technologies -Negotiating with governments -Cultural background and overviews of legal systems for specific countries -Substantive laws/regulations which impact negotiations -Special comments on use of internet technology in negotiations -Negotiating across cultures in the digital age -Current issues in negotiating business agreements online -Online alternative dispute resolution
Description : This book attempts to address the major issues concerning corruption in India. Presenting an overview of corruption in the country, it discusses at length its types, causes, consequences and cures. Giving a detailed account of major scandals India has witnessed, it examines the existing laws to tackle corruption in the country. Anti-corruption movement, the issue of Lokpal and the right to information also find place in the discussion.
Description : As a contribution to the anthropology of democracy, this book examines a local governance reform in India - focusing particularly on the 33% women's quota entailed. It highlights the interrelatedness of "doing gender" and "doing politics" and delineates the transformations of gendered political spaces and the shifting boundaries within which women of various castes and classes negotiate the meanings of politics. The book investigates the vernacularization of democracy and analyzes local politics as socially embedded - a framework that allows the frictions and contradictions of local politics to be explained without having to take recourse to dichotomies of "traditional vs. modern" or "formal vs. informal" politics. (Series: Anthropology / Ethnologie - Vol. 53)
Description : The dangers of involvement in corruption need to be embedded in corporate strategy. Companies' response to these dangers must also be reflected in their practices, particularly if operating outside its own borders. This book guides managers through the complexity of bribery issues with advice on how to implement anti-corruption strategies.
Description : As scandals at Enron, WorldCom, and elsewhere became public, American business schools came under attack for inadequate ethical formation of the country's up-and-coming managers. A less obvious but related problem has been the lack of realistic ethical training material. Now this author, a 32 year senior financial executive, has adapted the Enron story to address this pressing need. Drawing upon his own experience within a highly disciplined corporate culture, the author has extracted from the wreckage case studies that chart Enron's descent into fraud and ask students to consider how it could have been different. These 17 practical case studies don't just retell the Enron story - they select pivotal moments when key individuals faced decisions that could carry the firm across another threshold of ethical decomposition. Students will get the opportunity to stand in the shoes of the young Ken Lay as he pondered how to handle Enron's first trading scandal. They will have the opportunity to consider how to oppose Jeff Skilling's plans to introduce 'Mark-to-Market' accounting and Andy Fastow's ever-more aggressive use of 'Special Purpose Entities'. Finally, they will have a chance to reconsider the tactics adopted by those who did resist. Was, for example, Sherron Watkins right to take her concerns to Ken Lay, or should she have made her case elsewhere?