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The Paradox of Czech Crusaders: Will They Ever Learn the Corruption Lesson? (Corruption and Anticorruption in the Czech Republic)

  • Lubomir Lizal

    (CERGE-EI; W.Davidson Institute University of Michigan Business School; CEPR)

  • Evzen Kocenda

    (CERGE-EI; W.Davidson Institute University of Michigan Business School; CEPR)

Corruption has a negative impact on society and economy. The transition process in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) uncovered dormant possibilities for corruption and necessity for appropriate steps to be taken. We document the state of corruption in the Czech Republic and the measures introduced to fight it. We cover sectors of society and economy according to their importance of a consequential corruption hazard. We also described the government's program of anticorruption and its achievements and failures. The state of corruption in the country, measured by the Corruption Perception Index, presents a serious problem since the index does not improve as the transition process advances. Numerous comparative studies, however, suggest that corruption is more prominent feature in a number of other transition countries. We believe that the substantial change of approach to the institutional framework is necessary in order to prevent and fight corruption successfully.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 12 Jun 2001
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwppe:0106004
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