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Some notes about decentralization process implications on public administration corruption in romania

  • Tudorel Andrei
  • Ani Matei
  • Stelian Stancu
  • Bogdan Oancea

The paper investigates some features of the corruption in the public administration in a country, which is in the process of integrating into the new structures of the European Union. We estimated the parameters of a regression model that analyses factors like political system pressure, administration transparency, and service quality provided by civil servants using data sets for a representative civil servants sample. Using the regression model and ANOVA we came to the conclusion, that the perception of the corruption has significant differences at the level of the four types of public administration institutions analysed in this paper. The main result is that the corruption level in the public administration is negatively influenced by the stability of the remuneration system, by the lack of transparency and by the political system pressure. On the other hand, church, media, and schools have a positive influence on the reduction of the corruption level.

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Article provided by University of Economics, Prague in its journal Prague Economic Papers.

Volume (Year): 2009 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 26-37

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Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlpep:v:2009:y:2009:i:1:id:339:p:26-37
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