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Corruption and Human Rights in India: Comparative Perspectives on Transparency and Good Governance

C. Raj Kumar


The malaise of corruption has become deeply embedded in the political and social fabric of the Indian society. The increased scale and frequency of corruption has negatively affected human rights, as well as development initiatives, economic growth, and access to justice. This work adopts a new approach for analysing corruption — corruption as a violation of human rights. It proposes the adoption of a multi-pronged strategy for eliminating corruption, including the creation of a new legislative framework, a new and independent empowered commission against corruption, and an effective instituti ... More

Keywords: corruption, Indian society, human rights, development initiatives, economic growth, access to justice, legislative framework, independent commission, institutional mechanism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780198077329
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077329.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. Raj Kumar, author