Till startsida
Webbkarta
Till innehåll Läs mer om hur kakor används på gu.se

Transparency to curb corruption? Concepts, measures and empirical merit

Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift
Författare Monika Bauhr
Marcia Grimes
Publicerad i Crime, Law and Social Change
Sidor 1-28
ISSN 0925-4994
Publiceringsår 2017
Publicerad vid Quality of Government Institute (QoG)
Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
Sidor 1-28
Språk en
Ämneskategorier Statsvetenskap

Sammanfattning

© 2017 The Author(s) Policymakers and researchers often cite the importance of government transparency for strengthening accountability, reducing corruption, and enhancing good governance. Yet despite the prevalence of such claims, definitional precision is lacking. As a consequence, approaches to measurement have often cast a wide net, in many cases tapping into the capacity of government institutions more generally, resulting in empirical findings that are ambiguous in terms of interpretation. This paper argues that the operationalization and measure of government transparency should be tailored to two main parameters of the phenomenon under investigation: the principals and purpose of the information. We advance a new measure of government transparency argued to be more suitable for the study of the role of government transparency with respect to probity. The data derive from a survey of public administration experts in 102 countries carried out by the Quality of Government Institute and allow for a more reliable analysis of the effects of transparency on reducing corruption, and the analyses suggest that an association indeed exists.

Sidansvarig: Webbredaktion|Sidan uppdaterades: 2012-09-11
Dela:

På Göteborgs universitet använder vi kakor (cookies) för att webbplatsen ska fungera på ett bra sätt för dig. Genom att surfa vidare godkänner du att vi använder kakor.  Vad är kakor?