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Is Corruption Curable?


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Corruption, Extent, Causes and Consequences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-4
    2. Khalid Sekkat
      Pages 5-37
    3. Khalid Sekkat
      Pages 39-69
    4. Khalid Sekkat
      Pages 71-118
    5. Khalid Sekkat
      Pages 119-159
  3. Anti-corruption Strategies: The Role of the State

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-164
    2. Khalid Sekkat
      Pages 165-177
    3. Khalid Sekkat
      Pages 179-188
    4. Khalid Sekkat
      Pages 189-201
    5. Khalid Sekkat
      Pages 203-210
    6. Khalid Sekkat
      Pages 211-230
    7. Khalid Sekkat
      Pages 231-239
    8. Khalid Sekkat
      Pages 241-264
    9. Khalid Sekkat
      Pages 265-277
  4. Anti-corruption Strategies: The Role of Civil Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-281
    2. Khalid Sekkat
      Pages 283-297
    3. Khalid Sekkat
      Pages 299-309
    4. Khalid Sekkat
      Pages 311-335
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 337-354

About this book


This book explores how corruption is now widely recognized as a major “disease” which threatens not only economic development but also the foundations of societies. As well as examining the causes and consequences of corruption, this book also offers a deep analysis of possible cures. It discusses the solutions that have been adopted in different countries and at the international level in order to curb corruption. Previous analyses have focused mainly on the causes and consequences of corruption but by analysing the different solutions that have been adopted around the world, and the reason of their successes or failures, this book seeks to help national and international policy makers in setting an effective anti-corruption strategy. 

The book will be of particular interest to researchers, students, scholars and practitioners working on corruption.


economic development anti-corruption political economy justice media education financing

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Centre Emile BernheimUniversity of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium

About the authors

Khalid Sekkat is Full Professor of Economics at the University of Brussels, Belgium, and Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Technics in Morocco. He has previously published around 10 books and several of his articles on development economics have appeared in leading journals including the Journal of International Economics and the Journal of Development Economics.

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