Sunday, March 06, 2011

PAPER: Fighting corruption in public procurement in post-communist states: Obstacles and solutions. By Åse Berit Grødeland and Aadne Aasland

Christian Michelsen Institute, Norway
Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Norway
Published in: Communist and Post-Communist Studies
Article in Press doi:10.1016/ j.postcomstud. 2011.01.004
Available online 3 March 2011.

Abstract Anti-corruption efforts in Europe’s post-communist states have been less successful than anticipated. Criticism has been raised against the role of the international community in promoting anti-corruption programmes. Besides, such programmes have been deemed vague and “all-inclusive”. They have largely failed to address local factors “informing” corrupt behaviour in post-communist states, such as (a) negative perceptions of law, and (b) informal practice.‘ I'd be grateful if you could retain the original sentence as it is more precise. Keywords: Anti-corruption; Corruption; Public procurement; Legal culture; Informal practices
Article Outline 1. Introduction 2. Methodology 3. General attitudes towards the law: the public procurement officials’ perspective 4. Public procurement: general perceptions of informal practice 5. Public procurement: personal use of informal practice 6. Conclusions References source url:

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