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Hur korrupt är en icke-korrupt stat? Teoretiska förväntningar och lokala eliters subjektiva bedömningar.
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences. Statsvetenskap.
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences. Statsvetenskap.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4385-5642
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences. Statsvetenskap.
2008 (Swedish)In: Uppsats presenterad vid NOPSA i Tromsö, 6-9 augusti 2008, 2008Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Sweden has traditionally been regarded as a country free from corruption. But since the 1990s several corruption scandals and critique of weak institutional control mechanisms have somewhat challenged this picture. The purpose of the paper is to: i) build a theoretical ground for the argument that corruption has increased in Swedish municipalities, and ii) explore if corruption is regarded as a substantial problem by senior members and officers in Swedish municipalities and if there is reason to believe that corruption has increased over time. The paper establishes that changes in the public sector, among else New Public Management reforms, have contributed to altered incentives for corruption, and indeed increased possibilities, for members and officers in municipalities. Empirical results from our survey of senior officers and members in all Swedish municipalities carried out in 2008 show that respondents do not consider corruption as widespread, which is true no matter whether respondents are asked about the situation in Swedish municipalities in general, activities and operations in the own municipality or own experiences of bribe attempts. But despite this respondents do perceive corruption as a substantial problem and judged from respondents’ own experiences one in 20 did experience corrupt offers. Finally, although it is not possible to establish conclusively, the paper discusses based on empirical findings whether corruption really is a widespread phenomenon and has increased over time.

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Social Sciences, Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-3591OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vxu-3591DiVA, id: diva2:203547
Available from: 2008-11-05 Created: 2008-11-05 Last updated: 2016-11-15Bibliographically approved

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