Corruption: A Short History

Brookings Institution Press
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From ancient times to modern, corruption has been ingrained in human society and is still a powerful issue in the contemporary world.

In Corruption: A Short History, Carlo Brioschi provides a thorough and entertaining look at how corruption was born and has evolved over time, without ever being stamped out. He examines corruption through politics and history—from Babylon to modern-day U.S. organized crime and the great market collapses—and concludes with reflections on the moral perception of corruption and its dangers for democracy.

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Carlo Alberto Brioschi is an Italian journalist, book author, and publisher. He is currently editorial consultant at Rai Eri, part of the italian broadcasting company, and at Corriere Della Sera, the main Italian newspaper in Italy; he was the non-fiction editorial director at Rizzoli, the second-largest publishing group in Italy, and prior to that he was non-fiction editor at Utet and Mondadori. As a journalist, he wrote for Corriere Della Sera, L’Indipendente and Il Giornale. He teaches theory and methods of mass media at the European Institute of Design. Among his books are Il malaffare (2011) and Il politico portatile (2014).

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Brookings Institution Press
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Published on
Apr 25, 2017
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Pages
272
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ISBN
9780815727927
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English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Economic History
Political Science / Corruption & Misconduct
Political Science / History & Theory
Political Science / Public Policy / General
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