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The public utilities war and corruption in Ukraine

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  • O. Leipnik
  • S. Kyrychenko

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Non-payment of utility bills, evasion of payment through a variety of corruption schemes and fraud, and unauthorised shifting of the costs of utilities consumed are widespread in Ukraine among the public and businesses, often with the involvement of local and central government officials. This research is focused on the public default, its reasons and consequences for the defaulters, and on corruption in the public utilities. It is primarily based on interviews with experts, current and former employees of public utilities, and consumers. The findings have implications for the legitimisation of political power and economic reorientation, fairness and order in Ukraine, and the impact of corruption on the failing economic infrastructure.

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  • O. Leipnik & S. Kyrychenko, 2013. "The public utilities war and corruption in Ukraine," Post-Communist Economies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 25(2), pages 159-174, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:pocoec:v:25:y:2013:i:2:p:159-174
    DOI: 10.1080/14631377.2013.787736
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