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Типологије корупције
Typologies of Corruption

Author(s): Milica S. Joković Pantelić
Subject(s): Corruption - Transparency - Anti-Corruption
Published by: Институт за политичке студије
Keywords: typologies of corruption; parochial corruption; institutional corruption; political corruption; small corruption; large corruption

Summary/Abstract: This paper presents and analyses typologies of corruption, from the earliest ones from late 1960-ies until the most recent ones, with examples. Based on them, a typology of corruption in Serbia is offered, i.e. of corruptive experiences on the basis of corruptive acts in Serbia. Three types of corruption are identified in Serbia: parochial, institutional and political. Each of the three types can further be divided into small and large corruption. This paper aims to identify types of corruption on the basis of kinds of corruptive acts that occur and spread within society. Typologies are a powerful analytical tool, not only for research of corruption, but also for practical measures within anticorruption strategies and action plans. Typologies of corruption are useful for systematising corruptive acts, as well as of the ways and levels in which corruption occurs. Upon this insight, the primary types from which to initiate the fight against this dangerous phenomenon can be identified. This paper uses the methods of content analysis and comparation. Its conclusion emphasises that it is most important to suppress political corruption, which simultaneously suppresses large corruption and offers chances for developing the mechanisms for suppressing small (petty) corruption.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 267-284
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Serbian