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The Role of Parliaments in Curbing Corruption

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  • Rick Stapenhurst
  • Niall Johnston
  • Riccardo Pelizzo

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In most countries, Parliament has the constitutional mandate to both oversee government and to hold government to account; often, audit institutions, ombuds and anti-corruption agencies report to parliament, as a means of ensuring both their independence from government and reinforcing parliament's position at the apex of accountability institutions. At the same time, parliaments can also play a key role in promoting accountability, through constituency outreach, public hearings, and parliamentary commissions.

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This book is provided by The World Bank in its series World Bank Publications with number 7106 and published in 2006.

ISBN: 978-0-8213-6723-0
Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbpubs:7106

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Keywords: Governance - Parliamentary Government Governance - National Governance Corruption and Anticorruption Law Governance - Governance Indicators Public Sector Corruption and Anticorruption Measures Public Sector Development Law and Development;

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  1. repec:pdn:wpaper:70 is not listed on IDEAS
  2. Eugen Dimant, 2013. "The Nature of Corruption - An Interdisciplinary Perspective," Working Papers CIE 70, University of Paderborn, CIE Center for International Economics.
  3. Bannikova, Marina, 2013. "Corruption in representative democracy," Working Papers 2072/213635, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics.
  4. Luminiţa Ionescu & George Lăzăroiu & Gheorghe Iosif, 2012. "Corruption and bureaucracy in public services," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 14(Special N), pages 665-679, November.

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