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Korruption i Estland och Lettland, en jämförande studie

Justesen, Lisa (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Since the breakdown of the Soviet Union, more than fifteen revolutionary years

have passed. Estonia and Latvia have undergone a change from communist states

to members of the European Union. As in so many other post-communist states

corruption has been a problem. However, Estonia has since the independence had

a lower degree of corruption than the neighbour country Latvia. The main purpose

of this thesis is to explain why so. The thesis also aims to try out Professor Jon

Quah´s theoretical analysing tool in a different context than where it was

developed. His analysing tool consists principally of five explanatory elements.

Using these, the difference in degree of corruption can be explained by the early

reforms of the Estonian... (More)
Since the breakdown of the Soviet Union, more than fifteen revolutionary years

have passed. Estonia and Latvia have undergone a change from communist states

to members of the European Union. As in so many other post-communist states

corruption has been a problem. However, Estonia has since the independence had

a lower degree of corruption than the neighbour country Latvia. The main purpose

of this thesis is to explain why so. The thesis also aims to try out Professor Jon

Quah´s theoretical analysing tool in a different context than where it was

developed. His analysing tool consists principally of five explanatory elements.

Using these, the difference in degree of corruption can be explained by the early

reforms of the Estonian administration which decreased the opportunity for

corruption. The difference could also be explained by the fact that corruption to a

higher extent is seen as a "high risk, low reward activity" in Estonia. In addition,

the political will to fight corruption in Latvia has been deficient and the public

sector salaries have been low. Finally, in this context, a complementary

explanation to professor Quah´s analysing tool is suggested, "the external

influence" which for instance includes the effects of the European Union

membership. (Less)
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author
Justesen, Lisa
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Estonia, Latvia, Corruption, the Baltic States, Post-communism, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1323680
date added to LUP
2007-01-08
date last changed
2007-01-30
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  abstract     = {Since the breakdown of the Soviet Union, more than fifteen revolutionary years

have passed. Estonia and Latvia have undergone a change from communist states

to members of the European Union. As in so many other post-communist states

corruption has been a problem. However, Estonia has since the independence had

a lower degree of corruption than the neighbour country Latvia. The main purpose

of this thesis is to explain why so. The thesis also aims to try out Professor Jon

Quah´s theoretical analysing tool in a different context than where it was

developed. His analysing tool consists principally of five explanatory elements.

Using these, the difference in degree of corruption can be explained by the early

reforms of the Estonian administration which decreased the opportunity for

corruption. The difference could also be explained by the fact that corruption to a

higher extent is seen as a "high risk, low reward activity" in Estonia. In addition,

the political will to fight corruption in Latvia has been deficient and the public

sector salaries have been low. Finally, in this context, a complementary

explanation to professor Quah´s analysing tool is suggested, "the external

influence" which for instance includes the effects of the European Union

membership.},
  author       = {Justesen, Lisa},
  keyword      = {Estonia,Latvia,Corruption,the Baltic States,Post-communism,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Korruption i Estland och Lettland, en jämförande studie},
  year         = {2006},
}