Corruption in Postcommunist Societies in Europe: A Re-examination

  title={Corruption in Postcommunist Societies in Europe: A Re-examination},
  author={Alena V. Ledeneva},
  journal={Perspectives on European Politics and Society},
  pages={69 - 86}
  • A. Ledeneva
  • Published 2009
  • Economics
  • Perspectives on European Politics and Society
Abstract Anti-corruption drives and a new ‘corruption paradigm’ have figured prominently in the reconstitution of political order in Europe's postcommunist states, under strong pressure from the international financial institutions and the European Union. Now that data on corruption are systematically collected, measured and monitored, it is both possible and essential to step back and assess what these data reveal, conceal or omit. This paper articulates and provides a critique of the… Expand
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