Anti-corruption evidence : the role of parliaments in curbing corruption / editors, Rick Stapenhurst, [and three others].

  • Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2020]
  • ©2020
x, 214 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.


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This book discusses parliamentary oversight and its role in curbing corruption in developing countries. Over the past decade, a growing body of research at the global and regional levels has demonstrated that parliamentary oversight is an important determinant of corruption and that effective oversight of public expenditure is an essential component of national anti-corruption strategies and programs. However, little research has been undertaken at the country level regarding how parliamentary oversight is undertaken, which oversight mechanisms are effective or on how national parliaments interact with other anti-corruption stakeholders. This book presents the results of a new large-scale, quantitative analysis which identifies the mechanisms through which institutional arrangements impact corruption, specifically through country case studies on the Caribbean region, Ghana, Myanmar, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda. Addressing a gap in scholarly knowledge while presenting practical policy advice for parliaments and for anti-corruption assistance agencies, this book will be of use to scholars interested in development, anti-corruption, public finance, as well as members of parliament, anti-corruption practitioners, and organizations working in parliamentary strengthening.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
  • Theory and research design
  • Towards the development of a parliamentary oversight index
  • Weakening parliamentar oversight, increasing corruption: Ghana
  • Nigeria's national assembly seen as part of the problem
  • The Ugandan parliament: greater interaction between MPs and civil society is needed
  • External oversight agencies need protecting: the role of the Tanzanian parliament
  • Parliamentary oversight and corruption in the Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada compared
  • Myanmar: initial improvements facing setbacks
  • Motivation of MPs and political will
  • Knowledge asymmetry, social trust: implications for oversight
  • Parliamentary oversight of extractive industries
  • Conclusions.
  • 303014139X
  • 9783030141394
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