Adam Graycar

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript


Delivering good public policy is difficult at the best of times. There are always
disputes over appropriate aims and deliverables, budget constraints render desirable programs unaffordable, and implementation processes are hugely challenged, especially as personnel skills, program management, and suitable use of technology determine how effectively things get done. But much of this pales into insignificance when prevalent corruption distorts good public policy. Corruption costs governments and businesses trillions of dollars every year; it adds substantially to the costs of goods and services, but most importantly it damages policy objectives and diminishes trust.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGovernment Anti-Corruption Strategies
Subtitle of host publicationA Cross-Cultural Perspective
EditorsYahong Zhang, Cecilia Lavena
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherCarfax Publishing, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781498712026
ISBN (Print)9781498712002
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • public policy
  • corruption


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