Read e-book online Anticorruption in Transition 2: Corruption in PDF

By Randi Ryterman, Cheryl Gray, Joel Hellman

ISBN-10: 0821358081

ISBN-13: 9780821358085

ISBN-10: 1417504048

ISBN-13: 9781417504046

Controlling corruption is a vital a part of sturdy governance and poverty relief, and it poses an immense problem for governments all over the global. Anticorruption in Transition 2 analyzes styles and developments in corruption in business-government interactions within the transition economies of imperative and jap Europe and the previous Soviet Union. It issues to a few encouraging indicators that the importance and detrimental impression that corruption exerts on companies can be declining in lots of international locations within the zone. It additionally indicates how a few different types of agencies - such a lot particularly small deepest ones - come across extra corruption than others, and it underscores the significance of coverage and institutional reforms in attaining long term good fortune within the struggle opposed to corruption. The longer-term sustainability of modern advancements isn't definite, in spite of the fact that, and the demanding situations forward stay bold.

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The only three countries where the differences were substantial were the Kyrgyz Republic (where large firms reported higher lev­ els of state capture) and Albania and Georgia (where large firms reported lower levels of state capture). 13. Only results from 2002 are shown in the tables because these results are not di­ rectly comparable to those in 1999 due to 12 There were five possible responses to this ques­ tion in 2002 (0=no impact, 1=minor impact, 2=moderate impact, 3=major impact, and 4=decisive impact).

On the negative side, some firms may use additional revenues to pay more bribes, and public officials may demand more in bribes knowing that firms have higher revenues. On the positive side, economic growth may open up other opportunities for firms to pro­ mote their success and thus avoid bribes al­ together. More indirectly, higher growth may lead managers to be more optimistic about the future and perceive corruption to be less of a problem even if nothing has actually changed in practice. Finally, the analysis looks at the effect on corruption of the length of tenure and contestability of the political leadership.

The longer the horizon of the executive, the greater its opportunity to implement insti­ tutional reforms and the weaker its incen­ tive to strip a country of its resources; however, there are limits to these beneficial aspects of tenure if a government becomes ossified and unresponsive to public demands. Second, was a legislative election held in the previous year? While elections are needed to build contestable and accountable political systems, direct expenditures on corruption may increase during election years, especially if firms seek to diversify their influence over different political groups.

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