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Financing Democracy Or Corruption? Political Party Financing In The Eu’ S Southeastern And Eastern Member States


  • Ada-Iuliana POPESCU

    () (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi)


Fighting public-sector corruption has become a priority for most governments and international organizations. The public sector is the source of many benefits. Realizing improper private gains from these benefits has long been the core definition of corruption. As the public sector grows and expands its activities, the complexity of its activities also increases. The opportunities for improper private gains grow, too. Therefore, not surprisingly, the EU admits that the public sector, including political parties and public administrations, are especially vulnerable to corruption. Political parties, for instance, depend on the funding destined for their capability to win elections and otherwise to influence public policies. In turn, this dependency creates opportunities for a variety of corrupt activities. Ensuring that campaign funding promotes democracy and not corruption requires well-crafted, vigorously enforced laws. This article analyzes the legal framework of political party financing in the Eastern and South-eastern European EU member states, in order to assess how well it works in preventing political party corruption.

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  • Ada-Iuliana POPESCU, 2015. "Financing Democracy Or Corruption? Political Party Financing In The Eu’ S Southeastern And Eastern Member States," CES Working Papers, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 7(2a), pages 573-581, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:jes:wpaper:y:2015:v:7:i:2a:p:573-581

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    public-sector corruption; political party; corrupt practices; anti-corruption initiatives;

    JEL classification:

    • D73 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
    • H83 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - Public Administration
    • K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law


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