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dc.contributor.authorCooley, A
dc.contributor.authorHeathershaw, J
dc.contributor.authorSharman, JC
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-15T12:31:37Z
dc.date.available2019-06-15T12:31:37Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1045-5736
dc.identifier.doi10.1353/jod.2018.0003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/385457
dc.description.abstractA growing body of analysis has explored how kleptocrats systematically capture and loot their domestic state institutions, but scholars and policy makers have paid less attention to how globalization enables grand corruption, as well as the laundering of kleptocrats’ finances and reputations. Shell companies and new forms of international investment, such as luxury real-estate purchases, serve to launder the ill-gotten gains of kleptocrats and disimbed them from their country of origin. Critically, this normalization of “everyday kleptocracy” depends heavily on transnational professional intermediaries: Western public-relations agents, lobbyists and lawyers help to recast kleptocrats as internationally respected businesspeople and philanthropic cosmopolitans. The resulting web of relationships makes up a “transnational uncivil society,” which bends global-governance institutions to work in its favor.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom39
dc.relation.ispartofpageto53
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Democracy
dc.relation.ispartofvolume29
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther human society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4408
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4499
dc.titleLaundering cash, whitewashing reputations
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 2018 National Endowment for Democracy and The Johns Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in Journal of Democracy, Volume 29, Number 1, January, pp. 39-53, 2018. Reprinted with permission by The Johns Hopkins University Press.
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gro.griffith.authorSharman, Jason C.


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