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Corruption within the European Union. A study of the EU and its member states concerning their level of - and fight against corruption, and its relation to law and democracy.

Holmström, Linn LU (2014) RÄSM12 20131
Department of Sociology of Law
Abstract
Corruption is at present costing the European society enormously amounts, in forms of money and in relation to social, economic, political and legal development. Democracy is viewed as one of the fundamental pillars of the European Union, which additionally has been one of the Union’s highest priorities since its foundation. One aspect that may be hindering the increasing of democracy is a state’s level of corruption. Corruption is at present affecting several aspects of democratic rights and is still a major problem in several of the Union’s member states. Therefor this thesis will examine if a state’s level of corruption affects its level of democracy, as well as how long-term participation in the European Union influences a member... (More)
Corruption is at present costing the European society enormously amounts, in forms of money and in relation to social, economic, political and legal development. Democracy is viewed as one of the fundamental pillars of the European Union, which additionally has been one of the Union’s highest priorities since its foundation. One aspect that may be hindering the increasing of democracy is a state’s level of corruption. Corruption is at present affecting several aspects of democratic rights and is still a major problem in several of the Union’s member states. Therefor this thesis will examine if a state’s level of corruption affects its level of democracy, as well as how long-term participation in the European Union influences a member state’s corruption and democracy level. Besides, it will study how the European Union has tried to regulate corruption and corruptive behavior in order to increase democracy within the Union’s member states, as well as what role cultural and moral values play in this process. (Less)
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author
Holmström, Linn LU
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organization
course
RÄSM12 20131
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
Sociology of Law, European Union, Corruption, Democracy, Causes of Corruption, Regulation of Corruption, Corruption and Democracy levels, Long-term participation in the European Union, cultural and moral values.
language
English
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4248571
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2014-02-12 15:46:42
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  abstract     = {Corruption is at present costing the European society enormously amounts, in forms of money and in relation to social, economic, political and legal development. Democracy is viewed as one of the fundamental pillars of the European Union, which additionally has been one of the Union’s highest priorities since its foundation. One aspect that may be hindering the increasing of democracy is a state’s level of corruption. Corruption is at present affecting several aspects of democratic rights and is still a major problem in several of the Union’s member states. Therefor this thesis will examine if a state’s level of corruption affects its level of democracy, as well as how long-term participation in the European Union influences a member state’s corruption and democracy level. Besides, it will study how the European Union has tried to regulate corruption and corruptive behavior in order to increase democracy within the Union’s member states, as well as what role cultural and moral values play in this process.},
  author       = {Holmström, Linn},
  keyword      = {Sociology of Law,European Union,Corruption,Democracy,Causes of Corruption,Regulation of Corruption,Corruption and Democracy levels,Long-term participation in the European Union,cultural and moral values.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Corruption within the European Union. A study of the EU and its member states concerning their level of - and fight against corruption, and its relation to law and democracy.},
  year         = {2014},
}