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The Despot's Guide to Wealth Management – On the International Campaign against Grand Corruption - Cornell Scholarship Online
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The Despot's Guide to Wealth Management: On the International Campaign against Grand Corruption

J. C. Sharman


An unprecedented new international moral and legal rule forbids one state from hosting money stolen by the leaders of another state. The aim is to counter grand corruption or kleptocracy (“rule by thieves”), when leaders of poorer countries loot billions of dollars at the expense of their own citizens. This money tends to end up hosted in rich countries. These host states now have a duty to block, trace, freeze, and seize these illicit funds and hand them back to the countries from which they were stolen. This book asks how this anti-kleptocracy regime came about, how well it is working, and h ... More

Keywords: grand corruption, kleptocracy, illicit funds, anti-kleptocracy, law enforcement, foreign corruption, corruption, stolen assets, bankers, lawyers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501705519
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501705519.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. C. Sharman, author
University of Cambridge

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