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Regulations on conflict of interest for higher civil servants and public officials - Enhancing a state’s legitimacy or just a pretty illusion?

Tømmerås, Ane LU (2015) STVK02 20151
Department of Political Science
Abstract
OECD and other organizations argues in favor of the implementation of regulations on conflict of interest for higher civil servants and public officials, often including quarantine time for these employees when changing jobs. They do this with the argument that it will increase the population’s confidence in their governments, which again is claimed to be a cornerstone of the functioning of the states.

The goal of this study is to investigate the connection between regulations on conflict of interest and state legitimacy. It is done so through a quantitative study on the OECD-countries, where it is almost even divided between the countries that have and do not have these regulations.

The result of the quantitative study implies... (More)
OECD and other organizations argues in favor of the implementation of regulations on conflict of interest for higher civil servants and public officials, often including quarantine time for these employees when changing jobs. They do this with the argument that it will increase the population’s confidence in their governments, which again is claimed to be a cornerstone of the functioning of the states.

The goal of this study is to investigate the connection between regulations on conflict of interest and state legitimacy. It is done so through a quantitative study on the OECD-countries, where it is almost even divided between the countries that have and do not have these regulations.

The result of the quantitative study implies that regulations on conflict of interest do not have an impact on state legitimacy. Different explanations are presented, varying from the actual need of the regulations as a whole to the need of formalizing a normative concept. (Less)
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author
Tømmerås, Ane LU
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organization
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STVK02 20151
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
State legitimacy, regulations on conflict of interest, legitimacy, political quarantine, legality, normative validation, OECD
language
English
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5426253
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2015-07-13 12:20:46
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2015-07-13 12:20:46
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  abstract     = {OECD and other organizations argues in favor of the implementation of regulations on conflict of interest for higher civil servants and public officials, often including quarantine time for these employees when changing jobs. They do this with the argument that it will increase the population’s confidence in their governments, which again is claimed to be a cornerstone of the functioning of the states. 

The goal of this study is to investigate the connection between regulations on conflict of interest and state legitimacy. It is done so through a quantitative study on the OECD-countries, where it is almost even divided between the countries that have and do not have these regulations.

 The result of the quantitative study implies that regulations on conflict of interest do not have an impact on state legitimacy. Different explanations are presented, varying from the actual need of the regulations as a whole to the need of formalizing a normative concept.},
  author       = {Tømmerås, Ane},
  keyword      = {State legitimacy,regulations on conflict of interest,legitimacy,political quarantine,legality,normative validation,OECD},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Regulations on conflict of interest for higher civil servants and public officials - Enhancing a state’s legitimacy or just a pretty illusion?},
  year         = {2015},
}