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Corruption as a Last ResortAdapting to the Market in Central Asia$
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Kelly M. McMann

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780801453274

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801453274.001.0001

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Reducing Corruption

Reducing Corruption

Policy Recommendations

(p.159) 7 Reducing Corruption
Corruption as a Last Resort

Kelly M. McMann

Cornell University Press

This chapter offers policy recommendations that are in tune with the socioeconomic realities of developing countries based on the findings discussed in the previous chapters. It suggests that anticorruption strategies should include the expansion of non-state sources of assistance for average citizens. This book highlights that corruption, despite its negative societal implications, is a sound survival strategy for individuals. Loosening government policies that limit the activities of societal groups, such as religious organizations, as well as actively developing institutions to increase market competition, such as credit registries, would provide individuals with survival alternatives that have fewer social costs. In addition to reforming government, providing citizens with alternatives to corruption is likely to be an effective anticorruption strategy.

Keywords:   developing countries, corruption, anti-corruption, survival strategy, social assistance, market competition

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