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The Menace: Reflection on Corruption and Anti-Corruption in Nepal

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Title:The Menace: Reflection on Corruption and Anti-Corruption in Nepal


Author:Surya Nath Upadhyay
Dipesh Ghimire

Publisher:Sangri-La Books

Publish Year:2019

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Nepal Economy | Nepal Politics



Size:130 x 200 mm


Price:USD 5.10

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  • The present book takes initial steps toward theorizing corruption. The book begins with a detailed definition of corruption, sketches the history of corruption and describes the measures taken in Nepal to control it. It then goes on to show that corruption is fundamentally socially rather than individually rooted. Another powerful shaper is the allegiance to political party machines that cannot be greased without corruption. 

    More concretely, the book argues that the existing regime of political parties and electoral financing are key “promoters” of corruption. Maintaining a cadre of political and personal supporters – both at the party and individual levels - not only during the elections but through the years - further contributes to the financial “burden” of a political leader. This burden is generally shouldered by engaging in corruption, often as "donations" in lieu of a promise regarding a specific policy, program, contract, influence with senior political leaders, etc. Similarly, the book regards the pervading condition of impunity as a prime incentive for corruption. - Prof. Chaitanya Mishra

    Surya Nath Upadhyay

    He serve the Government of Nepal for more than three decades and held various important and critical positions. He is, presently associated with JVS, a civil society organizations for water resources development. He is a lawyer by training and holds master's degree in law from London University

    Dipesh Ghimire

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