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Effects of Reforms in a Corrupt Institution

Tejler, Jakob LU (2013) NEKH01 20131
Department of Economics
Abstract (Swedish)
Corruption is considered a global problem. All over the world it affects people’s lives, for the majority in negative ways. Cleaning up a corrupt state has proved to be difficult; if it does not have a history of continuously being a democracy for a long time it faces an increased chance of being corrupt. Whether a state actively fights corruption through laws and reforms does not always matter.

Since the Rose Revolution took place in Georgia about ten years ago the country has fought corruption hard. It is today famous for achieving changes to the better in a faster pace than others seem able to.

Ten years ago a wealthy student could buy an education and a diploma. Through this research, based on 41 interviews with stakeholders of... (More)
Corruption is considered a global problem. All over the world it affects people’s lives, for the majority in negative ways. Cleaning up a corrupt state has proved to be difficult; if it does not have a history of continuously being a democracy for a long time it faces an increased chance of being corrupt. Whether a state actively fights corruption through laws and reforms does not always matter.

Since the Rose Revolution took place in Georgia about ten years ago the country has fought corruption hard. It is today famous for achieving changes to the better in a faster pace than others seem able to.

Ten years ago a wealthy student could buy an education and a diploma. Through this research, based on 41 interviews with stakeholders of the higher education in Georgia, opinions are revealed about the current situation. A lot has happened in Georgia the last ten years; within higher education corruption in terms of bribes seems to have eradicated. What is found out to be the continuous problem is elite corruption and nepotism. These are problems reforms seem to have overseen. It is also believed to be harder to fight than bribery. (Less)
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author
Tejler, Jakob LU
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course
NEKH01 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Georgia, Caucasus, Tbilisi, anti-corruption, corruption, reforms, education
language
English
id
4053944
date added to LUP
2013-09-19 12:55:45
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2013-09-19 12:55:45
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  abstract     = {Corruption is considered a global problem. All over the world it affects people’s lives, for the majority in negative ways. Cleaning up a corrupt state has proved to be difficult; if it does not have a history of continuously being a democracy for a long time it faces an increased chance of being corrupt. Whether a state actively fights corruption through laws and reforms does not always matter.

Since the Rose Revolution took place in Georgia about ten years ago the country has fought corruption hard. It is today famous for achieving changes to the better in a faster pace than others seem able to.

Ten years ago a wealthy student could buy an education and a diploma. Through this research, based on 41 interviews with stakeholders of the higher education in Georgia, opinions are revealed about the current situation. A lot has happened in Georgia the last ten years; within higher education corruption in terms of bribes seems to have eradicated. What is found out to be the continuous problem is elite corruption and nepotism. These are problems reforms seem to have overseen. It is also believed to be harder to fight than bribery.},
  author       = {Tejler, Jakob},
  keyword      = {Georgia,Caucasus,Tbilisi,anti-corruption,corruption,reforms,education},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Effects of Reforms in a Corrupt Institution},
  year         = {2013},
}