Multinational Monitor

MAY/JUNE 2006
VOL 27 No. 3

FEATURES:

Combating the Culture of Corruption. Or Not.
by Charlie Cray

Corruption Roll Call: The Most Corrupt Members of Congreess
by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

Caught in Jack's Web: The Abramoff Associates' File
by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

Oil and Violence in Sudan: Drilling, Poverty and Death in Upper Nile State
by Egbert Wesselink and Evelien Weller

INTERVIEWS:

Hostile Takeover: The Corruption of Politics in the United States
An Interview with David Sirota

Exporting Corruption: How Rich Country Export Credit Agencies Facilitate Corruption in the Global South
An Interview with The Corner House

Searching for Transparency: Corruption and the Global Economy
An Interview with David Nussbaum

DEPARTMENTS:

Behind the Lines

Editorial
Structural Corruption and Reform

The Front
Human Trafficking in Jordan -- Third World Brain Drain

The Lawrence Summers Memorial Award

Book Notes
The rise and Fall of the Republican Machine -- The Life of Chinese Peasants -- Labor, Environment, and the Global Electronics Industry

Names In the News

Resources

Organizations

Publications

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)
1400 I Street, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20005
E-mail: info@citizensforethics.org
www.citizensforethics.org
www.beyonddelay.org
www.jackinthehouse.org

Public Citizen
1600 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: member@citizen.org
www.citizen.org
www.cleanupwashington.org
www.whitehouseforsale.org
www.stealthpacs.org
www.lobbyinginfo.org

Taxpayers for Common Sense
651 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003
E-mail: info@taxpayer.net
www.taxpayer.net

Center for Responsive Politics
1101 14th Street, Suite 1030
Washington, DC 20005
E-mail: info@crp.org
www.crp.org

Common Cause
1133 19th Street, NW, 9th floor
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: grassroots@commoncause.org
www.commoncause.org

Democracy 21
1875 I Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20006
E-mail: info@democracy21.org
www.democracy21.org

Public Campaign
1320 19th Street, NW Suite #M-1
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: info@pcactionfund.org
www.publicampaign.org

The Center for Public Integrity
910 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
www.publicintegrity.org

The Corner House
Station Road
Sturminster Newton
Dorset DT10 1YJ
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: enquiries@thecornerhouse.org.uk
www.thecornerhouse.org.uk

Transparency International (TI)
Alt Moabit 96
10559 Berlin
GERMANY
E-mail: ti@transparency.org
www.transparency.org

European Coalition on
Oil in Sudan (ECOS)

P.O. Box 19316
NL-3501 DH
Utrecht
THE NETHERLANDS
E-mail: wesselink@ecosonline.org
www.ecosonline.org

Extractive Industries
Transparency Initiative

www.eitransparency.org

Publish What You Pay Coalition
c/o Open Society Foundation
4th Floor, Cambridge House
100 Cambridge Grove
London W6 0LE
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: coordinator@publishwhatyoupay.org
www.publishwhatyoupay.org

Global Witness
P.O. Box 6042
London, N19 5WP
UNITED KINGDOM
Email: mail@globalwitness.org
www.globalwitness.org

Corporate Europe Observatory
De Wittenstraat 25
1052 AK Amsterdam
THE NETHERLANDS
E-mail: ceo@corporateeurope.org
www.corporateeurope.org

National Labor Committee (NLC)
540 West 48th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10036
E-mail: nlc@nlcnet.org
www.nlcnet.org

Third World Network (TWN)
131, Jalan Macalister
10400, Penang
MALAYSIA
E-mail: twnet@po.jaring.my
www.twnside.org.sg

Environmental Working Group
1436 U Street NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20009
www.ewg.org

National Resources
Defense Council

40 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
E-mail: nrdcinfo@nrdc.org
www.nrdc.org

Amazon Watch
1 Hallidie Plaza, Suite 402
San Francisco, CA 94102
E-mail: amazon@amazonwatch.org
www.amazonwatch.org

Washington Office
on Latin America

1630 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: wola@wola.org
www.wola.org

Council on Hemispheric Affairs
1250 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 1C
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: coha@coha.org
www.coha.org

IBON
114 Timog Avenue
Quezon City, 1103
PHILIPPINES
E-mail: admin@ibon.org
www.ibon.org

OMB Watch
1742 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009
www.ombwatch.org

Project on Government Oversight (POGO)
666 11th Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington DC 20001
E-mail: info@pogo.org
www.pogo.org

Texans for Public Justice
609 West 18th Street, Suite E
Austin, TX 78701
E-mail: tpj@tpj.org
www.tpj.org

The Campaign Legal Center
1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Suite 650
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: info@campaignlegalcenter.org
www.campaignlegalcenter.org

The National Voting
Rights Institute

27 School Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02108
E-mail: nvri@nvri.org
www.nvri.org

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)
2000 P Street, NW, Suite 240
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: info@peer.org
www.peer.org

PoliticalMoneyLine
P.O. Box 42040
Washington, DC 20015
www.fecinfo.com

Alliance for Democracy
P.O. Box 540115
760 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02454
E-mail: afd@thealliancefordemocracy.org
www.thealliancefordemocracy.org

Hostile Takeover: How Big Money and Corruption Conquered Our Government — and How We Take It Back
By David Sirota
New York: Crown Publishers, 2006

Global Corruption Report 2006
Berlin: Transparency International, 2006

“Redesigning the Northern State to Combat Global Corruption”
By Susan Hawley
Dorset, UK: The Corner House, 2005

“A Matter of Trust: How the Revolving Door Undermines Public Confidence in Government — And What To Do About It”
Washington, DC: Revolving Door Working Group, 2005
www.revolvingdoor.info

“The Bankrollers: Lobbyists’
Payments to the Lawmakers They Court, 1998-2006”
Washington, DC: Public Citizen’s Congress Watch, 2006

Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Party Competition and the Logic of Money-Driven Political Systems
By Thomas Ferguson
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995

World Health Report
Geneva: World Health Organization, 2006

The Struggle against Corruption:
A Comparative Study
Edited by Roberta Ann Johnson
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004

Fighting Corruption In Developing Countries: Strategies And Analysis
Edited by Bertram Spector
Bloomfield, Connecticut:
Kumarian Press, 2005

It’s Legal but It Ain’t Right:
Harmful Social Consequences
of Legal Industries

Edited by by Nikos Passas
and Neva R. Goodwin
Ann Arbor, Michigan:
University of Michigan Press, 2005

Reinventing the World Bank

Edited by Jonathan Pincus
and Jeffrey Winters
Ithaca, New York:
Cornell University Press, 2002

Combating Corruption:
A Comparative Review of Selected Legal Aspects of State Practice and International Initiatives

By Raj Soopramien, W. Paatii Ofosu-Amaah and Kishor Uprety
Washington, DC: World Bank, 1999

Curbing Corruption: Toward a Model for Building National Integrity
Edited by Rick Stapenhurst
and Sahr Kpundeh
Washington, DC: World Bank, 1999

Corporate Scandals: The Many Faces of Greed — the Great Heist, Financial Bubbles and the Absence of Virtue
By Kenneth Gray, Larry Frieder
and George Clark, Jr.
St. Paul, Minnesota:
Paragon House, 2005

Grand Theft Pentagon:
Tales of Corruption and Profiteering in the War on Terror

By Jeffrey St. Clair, Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 2005

Dirty Business: The Corporate-
Political Money-Power Game

By Ovid Demaris
New York:
Harper’s Magazine Press, 1974

Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption are Undermining America
By Arianna Huffington
New York: Three Rivers Press, 2004

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