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Author: Malliaros, Nikolaos G.
Μαλλιαρος, Νικόλαος
Title: ‘East-West’ or ‘North-South’?: mapping the corruption levels in post-socialist EU-members: a cross section study based on the corruption perception index and the global corruption barometer of transparency international.
Date Issued: 2015
Department: Πρόγραμμα Μεταπτυχιακών Σπουδών στις Πολιτικές και Οικονομικές Σπουδές Σύγχρονης Ανατολικής και Νοτιοανατολικής Ευρώπης
Supervisor: Papapanagos, Harry
Παπαπανάγος, Χάρρυ
Abstract: This study deals with two major questions: 1. Twenty five years after the collapse of the Communist regimes, are there still ‘socialist-regime’ specific characteristics in the post socialist’ EU member states that affect the level of corruption there? 2. Do levels of corruption differ considerably between northern and southern post-socialist states, in the same way they do in Western Europe? In the context of the above questions there is an attempt to trace further similarities and differences between western and post-socialist EU members. The study has a cross section nature and is based on the countries’ last three yearly scores in Corruption Perception Index (CPI) of Transparency International and the last (2013) Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) survey of the same Organisation. To tackle the questions, data are analysed with descriptive statistics and basic regression models for an interpretation of CPI with quantitative (income) and qualitative (dummy) variables. The conducted analysis showed broad similarities between the corruption motifs of the two regions and the regression analysis of the CPI answered a clear ‘no’ to the first question and a clear ‘yes’ to the second. Still the Global Corruption Barometer identified certain notable differences between the two country groups, concerning several specific institutions examined by the survey.
Η μελέτη δείχνει με ποσοτική μεθοδολογία ότι 20 και πλέον χρόνια μετά την μεταπολίτευση στην Ανατολική Ευρώπη (στις χώρες που εντάχθηκαν στην ΕΕ) τα επίπεδα διαφθοράς χαρακτηρίζονται πολύ περισσότερο από την διάσταση Βορράς-Νότος (όπως και στην Δυτική Ευρώπη) παρά από το σοσιαλιστικό παρελθόν των χωρών.
Keywords: Corruption
Information: Διπλωματική εργασία--Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2015.
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