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dc.contributor.authorDE SOUSA, Luís
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-20T15:08:01Z
dc.date.available2009-02-20T15:08:01Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.issn1028-3625
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/10688
dc.description.abstractOne distinctive feature of the anti-corruption activity of the 1990s is the rise of new players, such as specialized anti-corruption bodies. Anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) are public bodies of a durable nature, with a specific mission to fight corruption and reducing the opportunity structures propitious for its occurrence in society through preventive and/or repressive measures. Independently of their format and powers, ACAs encounter various constraints to their mandate, which explains the meagre results obtained by some of them: difficulties (technical, statutory or cultural) in unveiling corruption via complaints; difficulties in obtaining information about corruption and its opportunity structures from other state bodies/agencies; and difficulties in establishing a good working relationship with the political sphere. The burgeoning literature on corruption suggests that the most important issues are the incidence of the phenomenon itself (causes, contexts, processes and effects). Instead, this article argues that anti-corruption activity should now be regarded as an important object of study in its own right. The purpose of this paper is to understand the rise, future, and implications of this new kind of "integrity warriors" and to locate them in the evolving doctrine of corruption control.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI RSCASen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2009/08en
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectAnti-Corruption Agenciesen
dc.subjectCorruption Controlen
dc.subjectInstitutional Innovationen
dc.subjectInstitutional Isomorphismen
dc.subjectInstitutional Performanceen
dc.titleAnti-Corruption Agencies: Between Empowerment and Irrelevanceen
dc.typeWorking Paperen
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