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Global Corruption: Its Regulation under International Conventions, US, UK, and Canadian Law and Practice - Fourth Edition

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Gerry Ferguson, University of Victoria

Copyright Year: 2022

Publisher: University of Victoria

Language: English

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Reviewed by Ellen Yee, Professor of Law and Director of International Programs, Drake University on 12/9/23

Note: This is a review of the updated 4th Edition which can be found here The 1252-page text covers an expansive range of anti-bribery and corruption issues in a format that is useful for... read more

Table of Contents

  • Table of Acronyms
  • About the Editor
  • Contributing Authors and Co-Authors
  • Preface and Acknowledgements
  • Chapter 1 - Corruption in Context: Social, Economic, and Political Dimensions
  • Chapter 2 - Bribery and Other Offences
  • Chapter 3 - Jurisdiction, Corporate Liability, Accomplices, and Inchoate Offences
  • Chapter 4 - Money Laundering
  • Chapter 5 - Asset Recovery and Mutual Legal Assistance
  • Chapter 6 - Investigation and Prosecution
  • Chapter 7 - Criminal and Civil Sanctions and Remedies
  • Chapter 8 - The Lawyer's Ethical and Professional Duties
  • Chapter 9 - Compliance Programs, Risk Assessments, and Due Diligence
  • Chapter 10 - Public Officials and Conflicts of Interest
  • Chapter 11 - Regulation of Lobbying
  • Chapter 12 - Public Procurement
  • Chapter 13 - Whistleblower Protections
  • Chapter 14 - Campaign Finance: Controlling the Risks of Corruption and Public Cynicism
  • Chapter 15 - Collective Action
  • Chapter 16 - The Role of NGOs

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About the Book

This book has been specifically created to make it easier for professors to offer a law school course on global corruption. It is also designed as a resource tool for all persons working in the anti-corruption field. The book is issued under a creative commons license and can be used for free in whole or in part for non-commercial purposes. The first chapter sets out the general context of global corruption: its nature and extent, and some views on its historical, social, economic and political dimensions. Each subsequent chapter sets out international standards and requirements in respect to combatting corruption – mainly in the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) and the OECD Bribery of Foreign Officials Convention (OECD Convention). The laws of the United States and United Kingdom are then set out as examples of how those Convention standards and requirements are met in two influential jurisdictions. Finally, the law of Canada is set out. Thus, a professor from Africa, Australia, New Zealand or English speaking countries in Asia and Europe has a nearly complete coursebook – for example, that professor can delete the Canadian sections of this book and insert the law and practices of his or her home country in their place. While primarily directed to a law school course on global corruption, this book will be of interest and use to professors teaching courses on corruption from other academic disciplines and to lawyers and other anti-corruption practitioners.

About the Contributors


Gerry Ferguson, Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Victoria and creator and author of Canada’s first global corruption law course and law book: Global Corruption: Its Regulation under International Conventions, US, UK, and Canadian Law and Practice. For more information, see the “About the Editor” page.

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