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Good Governance

Good Governance
Delivering Corruption-free Public Services

First Edition
  • N. Bhaskara Rao - Founder-chairman, Centre for Media Studies, New Delhi, India, and Founder-chairman, Marketing and Development Research Associates, New Delhi, India

February 2013 | 318 pages | SAGE India
Based on the findings of large-scale field surveys, Good Governance provides a primary review of trends in corruption, as encountered by citizens when availing of public services, and offers insightful suggestions on ways to implement good governance.

Given the adverse effects of corruption on society, economy, citizenship and civic life, the author illuminates upon a comprehensive understanding of the linkages involved in corruption processes and operations, and provides a strategic approach to curb this menace together with a methodology for ensuring graft-free delivery of public services.

Not delineating corruption from the fabric of daily life, the discussion centres around a broad framework on how to go about addressing corruption from different perspectives-how the government should tackle it, what initiatives citizens and civil society should take and how the news media could explore a proactive and contributing role. In fact, the book says that the media is capable of covering corruption with a direct objective of curbing it. Thus, the fight against corruption has to be strategic, focused and multipronged.

Good Governance talks about the pertinent problem of creating sustained public pressure for change, the emphasis being on the proactive need for change.

Foreword N VITTAL
Perceptions about Corruption

Corruption and the Poor

Strategic Approach to Curb Corruption

ICTs, Media Perceptions and Corruption

Public Services and Corruption

A Strategy and Campaign for Checking Corruption


The book is a notable contribution to the subject of bribery and graft in public services and its effect on citizens...provides alternative solutions to curb the effect of graft in society.

The Financial Express, 12 May 2013

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