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Professor Scott and Professor Gong's New Book Available
Professor Ian Scott and Professor Ting Gong have published a new book, Corruption Prevention and Governance in Hong Kong. This book focuses on some central questions in the continuing debate about success factors in corruption prevention and the efficacy and value of anti-corruption agencies (ACAs). How do ACAs become valued within a polity? What challenges must they overcome? What conditions account for their success and failure? What contributions can corruption prevention make to good governance? And in what areas might it have little or no effect on the quality of governance? With these questions in mind, the book examines the experience of Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), widely regarded as one of the few successful examples of an ACA. It is grounded in an analysis of ICAC documents and surveys, our own survey of social attitudes towards corruption in Hong Kong, and interviews with officials.

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