Corruption in Asia ranges from the venal rent-seeking of local officials to the million-dollar bribes received by corrupt politicians; from excessive position-related consumption to future job offers in the private sector for compliant public servants; from money-laundering to ‘white elephant’ projects that do little more than line the pockets of developers and their political partners.

The Routledge Handbook of Corruption in Asia addresses the theories, issues and trends in corruption and anticorruption reform that have emerged from this diverse experience. The book is divided into four major parts: corruption and the state; corruption and economic development; corruption and society; and controlling corruption: strategies, successes and failures. Chapters compare and contrast corruption in different social and institutional contexts, examine both successful and unsuccessful attempts to control it, and consider what lessons can be drawn from these Asian experiences.

This academically rigorous and insightful book will be of interest to a wide range of students and scholars, particularly those of Asian studies, politics and sociology.

chapter 1|10 pages


ByTing Gong, Ian Scott

part |2 pages

PART I: Corruption and the state

chapter 2|14 pages

Institutional corruption and the state in Asia

ByIan Scott

chapter 3|15 pages

Corruption networks in China: An institutional Analysis

ByJiangnan Zhu

chapter 5|13 pages

“Normal” corruption in Japan

ByJames Babb

chapter 6|14 pages

Rule making and rule breaking: Electoral Corruption in East Asia

ByJamie S. Davidson, Erik Mobrand

part |2 pages

PART II Corruption and economic development

chapter 7|12 pages

Corruption in Asia: Trust and Economic development

BySusan Rose-Ackerman

chapter 8|16 pages

Corruption and inequality in Asia

ByJong-sung You

chapter 9|16 pages

Corruption and procurement in Asian states

ByDavid S. Jones

part |2 pages

PART III Corruption and society

chapter 12|14 pages

inking about corruption as though people mattered

ByMichael Johnston

chapter 13|17 pages

Corruption and collective protest in China

ByAndrew Wedeman

chapter 16|15 pages

Measuring public perceptions of corruption in Asia

ByChilik Yu

part |2 pages

PART IV Controlling corruption: Strategies, successes and failures

chapter 18|15 pages

Corruption prevention: Successful cases

ByJin-Wook Choi

chapter 19|14 pages

Rule-based and integrity-based anti-corruption approaches in Asia

ByRobert Gregory

chapter 20|10 pages

Regional anti-corruption initiatives in Asia

ByBart W. Édes