By Robert I. Rotberg
By no means sooner than have global order and international safeguard been threatened through such a lot of destabilizing components —from the cave in of macroeconomic balance to nuclear proliferation, terrorism, and tyranny. Corruption, international safeguard, and international Order unearths corruption to be on the very middle of those threats and proposes treatments similar to optimistic management, greater transparency, more durable punishments, and enforceable sanctions. even though casting off corruption is hard, this book's cautious prescriptions can lessen and include threats to worldwide security.Contributors: Matthew Bunn (Harvard University), Erica Chenoweth (Wesleyan University), Sarah Dix (Government of Papua New Guinea), Peter Eigen (Freie Universit?t, Berlin, and Africa development Panel), Kelly M. Greenhill (Tufts University), Charles Griffin (World financial institution and Brookings), Ben W. Heineman Jr. (Harvard University), Nathaniel Heller (Global Integrity), Jomo Kwame Sundaram (United Nations), Lucy Koechlin (University of Basel, Switzerland), Johann Graf Lambsdorff (University of Passau, Germany, and Transparency International), Robert Legvold (Columbia University), Emmanuel Pok (National study Institute, Papua New Guinea), Susan Rose-Ackerma n (Yale University), Magdalena Sep?lveda Carmona (United Nations), Daniel Jordan Smith (Brown University), Rotimi T. Suberu (Bennington College), Jessica C. Teets (Middlebury College), and Laura Underkuffler (Cornell University).
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Although one generally assumes that the law implements broader ethical or moral notions, there is no necessary connection between legality and what those ethical or moral notions prescribe—a connection that “corruption” seems to demand. In other words, although a judgment of illegality may be placed on corrupt conduct, it is not the illegality that makes the conduct corrupt. Rather, there are other pre-existing reasons for believing that particular conduct is corrupt; pre-existing reasons that illegality does not capture.
With the moral and emotional content of this idea comes the distinct risk of excess in the identification of corrupt targets, in the treatment of offenders, and in the ascription of the ills of the world to the workings of corruption. ”54 If a person who is accused of corruption is seen as a monster, “contaminated” by the virus of evil, the ability to enforce adherence to the legal procedures and protections that are required by the rule of law becomes difficult. S. 55 Viewing corruption in emotionally evocative and cataclysmic terms may propel it to the status of “universally causative evil,” a status that it does not deserve.
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