Combating Corruption in India
As corruption continues to be a persistent
problem in India, concerned citizens believe empowered police agencies independent of political control are effective ways
to deal with corrupt officials and politicians. What is corruption and how is it facilitated? What are the appropriate agencies
to combat corruption professionally in India? Why are these not effective in deterring corrupt practices? Are the alternative
solutions to tackle corruption successful? This book seeks to engage with these questions, discuss and analyze them, and conduct
a thorough analysis of law, bureaucratic organizations, official data, case studies and comparative international institutions.
It analyzes vast data to argue that a corrupt state only maintains the facade of rule of law but will not permit any inquiry
beyond that of individual deviance. Using criminological perspectives, it presents a novel mechanism, the 'Doctrine of Good
Housekeeping', for public officials to combat and prevent corruption within their own institutions.
Foreword; 1. Introduction; Part I. Corruption in India: 2. Corruption: criminological perspectives; 3. Etiology of corruption
in India; Part II. Combating Corruption in India: 4. Anti-corruption machinery in India; 5. Evaluating efficacy of anti-corruption
agency - case study from Madhya Pradesh; 6. Lokpal: a critical examination; Part III. Way Forward: Alternate Solutions: 7.
Empowering and professionalizing anti-corruption agencies; 8. Alternate solutions; References; Annexures; Index.
that a corrupt state maintains the facade of rule of law but will not permit any inquiry beyond that of individual deviance.