Corruption and State-Building

Authored by: Dominik Zaum

Routledge Handbook of International Statebuilding

Print publication date:  March  2013
Online publication date:  September  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415677028
eBook ISBN: 9780203370377
Adobe ISBN: 9781135939946


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Corruption has become a major preoccupation of the states and multilateral organizations engaged in statebuilding efforts in conflict-affected states. This is unsurprising given the centrality of questions of governance to international statebuilding efforts, and the apparent pervasiveness of the problem. Ample surveys of the populations in conflict-affected countries identify corruption as a major concern, and anecdotal accounts of rampant corruption and embezzlement of foreign aid in statebuilding environments such as Afghanistan, Liberia, or Kosovo abound. Conflict-affected states have also consistently populated the bottom of corruption indexes such as Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index (CPI). 2

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