Real World Challenges
Edited by Tina Søreide and Aled Williams
All societies develop their own norms about what is fair behaviour and what is not. Violations of these norms, including acts of corruption, can collectively be described as forms of ‘grabbing’. This unique volume addresses how grabbing hinders development at the sector level and in state administration. The contributors – researchers and practitioners who work on the ground in developing countries – present empirical data on the mechanisms at play and describe different types of unethical practices.
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- Corruption, Grabbing and Development
- Chapter 1: Corruption and collusion in construction: a view from the industry
- Chapter 2: Rents extraction in the sub-Saharan Africa port sector
- Chapter 3: Resource grabs
- Chapter 4: Grabbing in the education sector
- Chapter 5: Courts, corruption and judicial independence
- Chapter 6: Grabbing by strangers: crime and policing in Kenya1
- Chapter 7: Grabbing land in Malawi
- Chapter 8: Using salaries as a deterrent to informal payments in the health sector
- Chapter 9: Financial 'blood-letting' in the Colombian health system: rent-seeking in a public health insurance fund
- Chapter 10: Transport infrastructure failures in Spain: mismanagement and incompetence, or political capture?
- Chapter 11: Pay up and off you go!' Buying political positions in Bangladesh
- Chapter 12: Monopolising reconstruction: Angolan elites and Chinese credit lines
- Chapter 13: Grabbing an election: abuse of state resources in the 2011 elections in Uganda
- Chapter 14: Elite capture of Kabul Bank
- Chapter 15: Don't rock the boat: Norway's difficulties in dealing with corruption in development aid
- Chapter 16: When per diems take over: training and travel as extra pay
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