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Book Launch and Panel Discussion

Transparency International Ireland invites you to a book-launch and panel discussion, showcasing three new important works on the fight against corruption in Ireland and worldwide. The event takes place at 6.30pm on Monday 19 November at the Central Hotel, Dublin 2. 

‘Money, Power and Ethics in the Modern World’, by Laurence Cockcroft
‘Corruption Law’ by Imelda Higgins BL
‘Waging War on Corruption: Inside the Movement Fighting the Abuse of Power’ by Frank Vogl

Money, Power and Ethics in the Modern World by Laurence Cockcroft  In this book Laurence Cockcroft shows how corruption has to be seen as the result of the interplay between elite ‘embedded networks’, greed and organised crime. The growth of corruption has been facilitated by globalisation, the integration of new and expanding markets into the world economy, and the rapid expansion of ‘offshore’ financial facilities, which provide a home to largely unregulated pools of finance derived from personal fortunes, organized crime and pricing malpractice in international trade. Cockcroft explores the implications of this for the way forward in the fight against corruption. Laurence Cockcroft is a Development Economist. He is a Founder of Transparency International, the global civil society organisation against corruption, and was formerly Chairman of its UK chapter. He is the author of Africa’s Way: A Journey from the Past (I.B.Tauris).
‘Corruption Law’ by Imelda Higgins BL  Corruption Law by Imelda Higgins is the first title to provide a detailed analysis of Irish corruption law and the role played by each of the following areas of law in combating corruption: conflicts of interest; political finance; access to information; bribery and other related offences; money laundering; asset recovery; and enforcement. Imelda Higgins is a barrister and an adjunct lecturer in corruption law at Trinity College Dublin. She has worked in an advisory capacity for the Tribunal of Inquiry into Certain Planning Matters and Payments and is also an Advisory Group member of the Irish chapter of Transparency International. Imelda has published a number of articles relevant to corruption and regularly participates in conferences in this area.

‘Waging War on Corruption: Inside the Movement Fighting the Abuse of Power’ by Frank Vogl  ‘Elena in Moscow has her computer hacked and is routinely followed; José in Peru was too busy to talk when I last called him as a bomb had been found under his car; J. C. Weliamuna in Sri Lanka has had his office bombed and his friend, investigative reporter Lasantha Wickramatunga, was assassinated…across the world people of great courage are leading the fight against corruption’. This book tells their stories, explains their work, highlights their achievements – which are far greater than is widely understood. Frank Vogl is a former senior World Bank official and international reporter for The Times of London, is the co-founder of two leading nongovernmental anticorruption organisations: Transparency International (TI) and the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF).