At the end of his classic 1985 book Bribes, John T. Noonan predicted that corruption would someday virtually disappear, like slavery. This may already have happened in Singapore. But in much of the rest of the world, despite corruption being the number one or two issue in political campaigns, corruption persists. Sometimes we even see re-corruption, like re-inflation, where a new regime comes in and old problems recur. What is the future of corruption? Given that the best way to predict the future is to shape it, what might we do to make Noonanâ€™s forecast come true?
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Prof Robert Klitgaard, Li Ka Shing Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
- Thursday, 12 August 2010
- 5.15 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Seminar Room 4-4, Level 4, Block B, Faculty of Law,
NUS Bukit Timah Campus
469G Bukit Timah Road