There are many reasons why there are differences across the globe in terms of how well opportunities for development and a good life are secured. One of the things we know, however, is that grabbing, and perceived risks of grabbing, distort many interactions and exchanges in a society, largely because it reduces trust and perverts allocation mechanisms. The consequences are particularly detrimental in developing countries, where institutions and structures in place to prevent and counter it are often weak. We also know that the extent of grabbing in a society correlates with its government’s ability and willingness to secure framework conditions that are conducive to development. What we need to know more about is what we can do to more efficiently curb propensities to grab and hinder its harmful impacts on development, including in societies where government representatives themselves benefit from some form of grabbing. With this volume we want to reinforce awareness of grabbing as an obstacle to development.
Corruption, grabbing and development: Real world challenges
Søreide, T. and A. Williams (Eds.)
Also in this volume:
- Grabbing an Election: Abuse of State Resources in the 2011 Elections in Uganda
Helle, Svein-Erik, Lise Rakner
- Courts, Corruption and Judicial Independence
- 'Pay Up and Off You Go!' Buying Political Positions in Bangladesh
- Elite Capture of Kabul Bank
- When Per Diems Take Over: Training and Travel as Extra Pay
Skage, Ingvild Aagedal, Tina Søreide, Arne Tostensen
(Re)Interpreting corruption in local environments: Disputed definitions, contested conservation, and power plays in Northern Madagascar
Klein, Brian and Mullard, Saul and Ahamadi, Khaladi and Mara, Paul and Mena, Jaolahy and Nourdine, Sam and Rakoto, Marc and Tombozandry, Djazman and Maraina, Ando Vao
Stortingskandidaters møter med vold: Er norsk politikk et trygt rom?
Jana Belschner, Ragnhild Muriaas, Vibeke Wang
Subverting the Constitution and Curtailing Civil Society. Angola’s New Law on NGOs.
Catarina Antunes Gomes, Cesaltina Abreu, Margareth Nangacovie, Inge Amundsen