The Problem of Corruption
Syed Hussein Alatas
Alatas' original book, The Sociology of Corruption, was published in 1968, stressing that the integrity of public officials is more important than their efficiency. He advocated for religion, inculcated from childhood, to be an ally in producing such officers of state. Sadly today many countries which mix religion with politics are very often the most corrupt. His original book is reprinted here together with additional research on international corruption published while the author was a research fellow in the United States in the 1980s. What is refreshing about Alatas' approach is that he does not attack the problem waving the red flag of the campaigner, but rather as a concerned academic who tries to see the issue from both sides while making recommendations for the practice to be severely reduced, if not stopped. 156 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details.
Weight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by The Other Press, Kuala Lumpur, 2015. ISBN: 9789839541977