Abstracts: July 8th, 1999

Gray C W, Kaufmann D
Finance & Development, (USA), (35/1)
Start page: 7. No of pages: 4

Identifies the sources of corruption as: government contracts and benefits; public revenues; regulatory non-compliance; and legal process. Lists five conclusions to a survey of the economic consequences of corruption, particularly in the time spent with bureaucrats by mangers. Notes the weakness of accountability in the absence of political competition or enforced ethical standards. Reports a survey of citizens’ responses to proposed measures. Focuses on how to create political will by external pressure, economic liberalization, public sector reform to create strong institutions, a free press and a bold approach, not gradualism.

Subject(s): CORRUPTION, ETHICS, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, DEREGULATION, POLITICS, WELFARE
Database: AFA: Accounting & Finance Abstracts
Style: Comparative/evaluation. ISSN: 0145-1707. Reference: 27AH471

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