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AB Üyesi Geçiş Ekonomisi Ülkelerinde Yolsuzluk Algısı
Perception of Corruption in EU Member States Transition Countries

Author(s): Bahar Yaşar, Berna Hızarcı Beşer
Subject(s): EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Corruption - Transparency - Anti-Corruption
Published by: Bartın Üniversitesi, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü
Keywords: Corruption Perception Index; Transition Economies; Democratization;

Summary/Abstract: The increasing level of corruption is one of the most important problems facing transition economies in the process of adopting the free market economy. Studies that emphasize the level of democratization are among the factors that are effective in reducing corruption in recent years. Transition economies seeking to enter the European Union are taking important steps towards democratization. This study examines the change in corruption perception scores of Poland, Croatia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, before and after accession to the European Union. It is seen that the perception of corruption is relatively lower in transition countries where democratization is high. It is thought that other transition economies will increase their democratization efforts towards membership to the EU and change the perception of corruption.

  • Issue Year: 3/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 10-20
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Turkish