Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-243) and index
Introduction. Political and analytical challenges of corruption in Latin America / Stephen D. Morris and Charles H. Blake -- Pt. I. Causes and impacts of corruption in Latin America -- Democracy, economic policy, and political corruption in comparative perspective / Strom C. Thacker -- The crisis of the democratic state / Alfredo Rehren -- Corruption and democratic governability / John Bailey -- Why do corrupt governments maintain public support? / Luigi Manzetti and Carole J. Wilson -- Public attitudes toward corruption / Charles H. Blake -- Pt. II. National case studies of corruption -- Local accountability and the Peruvian Vaso de Leche program / Jose R. Lopez-Calix, Mitchell A. Seligson, and Lorena Alcazar -- Evaluating citizen attitudes about corruption in Chile / Adam Brinegar -- Corruption, accountability reforms, and democracy in Brazil / Matthew M. Taylor -- Corruption and democracy at the state level in Mexico / Stephen D. Morris -- Conclusion. Scholarly avenues and policy directions for the twenty-first century / Charles H. Blake and Stephen D. Morris.