The Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) of George Mason University will host Laurence Cockcroft, in association with the Partnership for Transparency Fund’s Anti-Corruption Forum to discuss his newest book, Unmasked: Corruption in the West, which describes the more subtle forms of corruption which warp institutions in Europe and the US and currently fire the populism which has surfaced in both contexts impeding the ability of the west to assist in combating corruption in the developing world. Cockcroft argues that at the present time the considerable strides made by the G20 to combat corruption are in danger of being undermined by policies now adopted by the US which Europe may well follow. The event flier can be found here.
Laurence Cockcroft is a development economist, and a founder of Transparency International, who has spoken and written widely on corruption issues over the last twenty-five years, including with his first book, Global Corruption: Money, Power and Ethics in the Modern World, which showed how corruption sustains poverty in many different contexts but is part of the political culture and determines the power game, undermining attempts to redress it but maps several ways forward.
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