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Changing Patterns of Corruption in Poland and Hungary, 1990-2010

Abstract Political and economic competition, so goes the broad argument, reduce corruption because competition increases the cost of actors to engage in corrupt practices. It increases the risk of exposure, provides non-corrupt alternatives for consumers, and introduces non-corrupt practices into the political and economic domains. Why then, has corruption persisted in the Central Eastern European countries decades after the introduction of political and economic competition in the early 1990s?

This dissertation asks how and why the emergence of competition in the political and economic domains leads to a transformation of the patterns of corruption. I define corruption as an act involving a public official who violates the norms or regulations of... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Kartner, Jennifer (Author) / Warner, Carolyn (Advisor) / Thies, Cameron (Committee member) / von Hagen, Mark (Committee member) / Berliner, Daniel (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject East European studies / Political science / Public administration / Corruption / Economic Competition / Hungary / Poland / Political Competition / Process-Tracing
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 324 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Political Science 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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