Political Corruption in Contemporary Democracies: Newness, Scale and Varieties

  • Richard Rousseau Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Studies

Abstract

A rise in corruption and in the exposure of corruption in recent decades is observable in contemporary democracies, especially on the European continent. Anti-corruption campaigns on the part of magistrates and others have increased in the past two decades, and as a consequence revelations about corruption have become more widespread. This has not just been at national level, but at the supranational and international levels, e.g. the EU. This article exposes this phenomenon in democratic countries and examines the possible remedies and solution adapted to highly develop societies.

Author Biography

Richard Rousseau, Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Studies

Richard Rousseau, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Director of the Masters Program in International Relations

Department of Political Science
Kazakhstan Institute of Management,
Economics & Strategic Research
4 Abai Ave., 108, Almaty
480100, Kazakhstan
Phone: (3272) 70 42 88/79; Internal: 3017
Fax: (3272) 70 43 44
E-mail: richardr@kimep.kz
http://www.kimep.kz/ps/ 
Published
2008-05-08
How to Cite
ROUSSEAU, Richard. Political Corruption in Contemporary Democracies: Newness, Scale and Varieties. IBSU Scientific Journal, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, p. 80-98, may 2008. ISSN 2233-3002. Available at: <https://journal.ibsu.edu.ge/index.php/ibsusj/article/view/53>. Date accessed: 09 aug. 2020.
Section
Legal and Social Sciences, Economics

Keywords

developed countries; democracy; corruption; solutions