历史上的反腐败 – 从 古 代 到 现 代

Translated title of the contribution: Anticorruption in History: From Antiquity to the Modern Era

André Vitória, Ronald Kroeze, Guy Geltner

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Abstract

The present volume is the Simplified Chinese translation of Anticorruption in History: From Antiquity to the Modern Era, originally published in 2018 by Oxford University Press (DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198809975.001.0001) and licensed by the latter to be published in the People’s Republic of China by China Fangzheng Press. Anticorruption in History is the first major collection of case studies on how past societies and polities, in and beyond Europe, defined legitimate power in terms of fighting corruption and designed specific mechanisms to pursue that agenda. It is a timely book: corruption is widely seen today as a major problem, undermining trust in government, financial institutions, economic efficiency, the principle of equality before the law and human wellbeing in general. Corruption, in short, is a major hurdle on the “path to Denmark”—a feted blueprint for stable and successful statebuilding. The resonance of this view explains why efforts to promote anticorruption policies have proliferated in recent years. But while the subjects of corruption and anticorruption have captured the attention of politicians, scholars, NGOs and theglobal media, scant attention has been paid to the link between corruption and the change of anticorruption policies over time and place. Such a historical approach could help explain major moments of change in the past as well as reasons for the success and failure of specific anticorruption policies and their relation to a country’s image (of itself or as construed from outside) as being more or less corrupt. It is precisely this scholarly lacuna that the present volume intends to begin to fill. A wide range of historical contexts are addressed, ranging from the ancient to the modern period, with specific insights for policy makers offered throughout.
Translated title of the contributionAnticorruption in History: From Antiquity to the Modern Era
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Place of PublicationBeijing
Publisher中国方正出版社 China Fanzheng Press
Number of pages637
ISBN (Print)978-7-5174-0967-0
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Anticorruption
  • Corruption
  • Modern History
  • Early Modern History
  • European History
  • Politics
  • Medieval History
  • Democracy
  • Public Morality

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