Based on large-scale field surveys, Good Governance: Delivering Corruption-free Public Services studies trends in corruption in public services and offers suggestions on ways to implement good governance.

Given the adverse effects of corruption on society and economy, the author illuminates upon the linkages between corruption processes and operations, and provides a strategic approach to curb this menace together with a methodology for ensuring graft-free delivery of public services.

Not delineating corruption from the fabric of daily life, the discussion centers around a broad framework on how to go about addressing corruption from different perspectives—how the government should tackle it, what initiatives citizens and civil society should take and how the news media could explore a proactive and contributing role.

Good Governance talks about the pertinent problem of creating sustained public pressure for change with emphasis on the proactive need for change.

ICTs, Media, Perceptions, and Corruption

ICTs, media, perceptions, and corruption

The mass media and information and communication technology (ICT) could make a visible (even measurable) difference in the scenario of corruption in the country in multiple ways, both directly and indirectly. While a reactive role of the media sustains perceptions about corruption, a proactive role of the media could expose and prevent instances of corruption. The role of both the ICTs and the news media requires to be specially geared to facilitate and prevent corruption, particularly the one involving citizens availing public services.

The availability of the new media, particularly digital and social networking, opens new vistas. The general sense of apathy and of taking corruption for granted or even accepting it is what the media and ...

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