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Korruptionsbekämpning i Världsbankens regi - En ideologianalys av Världsbankens strategier för korruptionsbekämpning

Nilsson, Matilda LU (2012) MRSG20 20121
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
Anti-corruption measures have since 2007 been formally incorporated in the World Bank Group’s poverty reduction mandate. The understanding of corruption is a matter of great disagreement, there is a lack of consensus regarding the causes and effects of the phenomenon.
The main purpose of this paper is to investigate how the World Bank’s understanding of corruption is demonstrated in its strategies to combat corruption. Through an ideological analysis my ambition is to highlight how the central principles of these strategies are connected to underlying ideas of the structure of society and to the function of social norms. The World Bank’s updated strategy document from 2012, Strengthening Governance: Tackling Corruption, is used as primary... (More)
Anti-corruption measures have since 2007 been formally incorporated in the World Bank Group’s poverty reduction mandate. The understanding of corruption is a matter of great disagreement, there is a lack of consensus regarding the causes and effects of the phenomenon.
The main purpose of this paper is to investigate how the World Bank’s understanding of corruption is demonstrated in its strategies to combat corruption. Through an ideological analysis my ambition is to highlight how the central principles of these strategies are connected to underlying ideas of the structure of society and to the function of social norms. The World Bank’s updated strategy document from 2012, Strengthening Governance: Tackling Corruption, is used as primary material to the analysis.
Dealing with questions of economic inequality and governance, the dominant theoretical perspectives of this paper emphasize sociological elements in understandings of the concept of corruption. The conclusions show that the ideological values behind the World Bank’s strategies are founded on a universal understanding of justice as impartiality manifested by the rule of law, and corruption as an obstacle to this norm in society. Using this understanding of the phenomenon, the anti-corruption measures of the World Bank could be labeled as corrupt themselves. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Matilda LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG20 20121
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
poverty, inequality, governance, the rule of law, sociology, economic growth, World Bank Group, corruption, mänskliga rättigheter, human rights
language
Swedish
id
2597111
date added to LUP
2012-09-25 13:57:56
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2014-09-04 08:27:39
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  abstract     = {Anti-corruption measures have since 2007 been formally incorporated in the World Bank Group’s poverty reduction mandate. The understanding of corruption is a matter of great disagreement, there is a lack of consensus regarding the causes and effects of the phenomenon.
The main purpose of this paper is to investigate how the World Bank’s understanding of corruption is demonstrated in its strategies to combat corruption. Through an ideological analysis my ambition is to highlight how the central principles of these strategies are connected to underlying ideas of the structure of society and to the function of social norms. The World Bank’s updated strategy document from 2012, Strengthening Governance: Tackling Corruption, is used as primary material to the analysis.
Dealing with questions of economic inequality and governance, the dominant theoretical perspectives of this paper emphasize sociological elements in understandings of the concept of corruption. The conclusions show that the ideological values behind the World Bank’s strategies are founded on a universal understanding of justice as impartiality manifested by the rule of law, and corruption as an obstacle to this norm in society. Using this understanding of the phenomenon, the anti-corruption measures of the World Bank could be labeled as corrupt themselves.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Matilda},
  keyword      = {poverty,inequality,governance,the rule of law,sociology,economic growth,World Bank Group,corruption,mänskliga rättigheter,human rights},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Korruptionsbekämpning i Världsbankens regi - En ideologianalys av Världsbankens strategier för korruptionsbekämpning},
  year         = {2012},
}