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Public Sector Strategies in Curbing Corruption: A Review of the Literature

Federico Ceschel (), Alessandro Hinna () and Fabian Homberg ()
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Federico Ceschel: Roma Tre University
Alessandro Hinna: University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
Fabian Homberg: LUISS Guido Carli University

Public Organization Review, 2022, vol. 22, issue 3, No 5, 591 pages

Abstract: Abstract Corruption is widespread and preventive strategies to reduce corruption need to be adapted within the local context. Considering the United Nations (UN) Convention against corruption as our starting point, the paper presents a literature review based on 118 articles on corruption prevention initiatives in the public sector. The analysis indicates a substantial alignment between the guidelines deriving from the UN Convention, except for a lack of work on the risk-based approach to corruption prevention. Further, the review indicates problems with research designs. Based on the insights generated from the analysis, we develop an agenda for future research.

Keywords: Corruption; Prevention of corruption; Public Sector; Risk management; Merida Convention (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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