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The Role of Parliaments in Curbing Corruption


  • Rick Stapenhurst
  • Niall Johnston
  • Riccardo Pelizzo


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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  • Rick Stapenhurst & Niall Johnston & Riccardo Pelizzo, 2006. "The Role of Parliaments in Curbing Corruption," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 7106, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbpubs:7106

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    2. Dimant, Eugen, 2014. "The Antecedents and Effects of Corruption - A Reassessment of Current (Empirical) Findings," MPRA Paper 60947, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    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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    6. Silviu DU?ULESCU & Ileana NI?ULESCU-ASHRAFZADEH, 2016. "An analysis of corruption: the American continent versus Romania," The Audit Financiar journal, Chamber of Financial Auditors of Romania, vol. 14(136), pages 436-436, Aprilie.


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