Drawing on their decades of experience in battling corruption around the world, the authors of Corrupt Cities offer a novel way to defeat corruption on a local level.
"Preventing corruption”, the authors contend, “can raise city revenues, improve service delivery, stimulate public confidence and participation and win elections." Corrupt Cities shows how it has been done, even in the most adverse settings and how it can be done again.
Case studies from New York, Hong Kong, and La Paz, Bolivia show how seemingly hopeless problems can become catalysts of social reform. Corrupt Cities details how to:
"This small gem of a book . . . is an exemplar of the transfer of economic principles into the practice of public management.”
—The Journal of Economic Literature
“Corrupt Cities is a most welcome contribution to the toolkit of everyone who is interested in fighting corruption. Bob Klitgaard and his coauthors have done it again."
—Peter Eigen Chairman, Transparency International
"The spread of democracy around the world has given new vigor to the fight against corruption. How timely therefore, for these three analysts and experienced corruption busters to present their trenchant and tested approaches to fighting corruption. This excellent book lives up to its billing as a `practical guide’ and will be of great value to civic leaders around the world who are dedicated to honest, capable and democratic governance."
.—Jeffrey Sachs Harvard University