A NEW APPROACH TOWARDS STUDYING THE CAUSES OF CORRUPTION
Keywords:A NEW APPROACH TOWARDS STUDYING THE CAUSES OF CORRUPTION
In the annual European Group for Public Administration (EGPA) conference,
which took place in Toulouse in the beginning of September 2010, one presentation
in the study group on “Ethics and Integrity of Governance” was very special. Gjalt de
Graaf and Patrick von Maravic, who are constant participants of this conference, presented
a newly published book on corruption.
It would be unfair to say that in contemporary Lithuanian academic discourse
the topic of corruption has not been studied. Various social scientists, mainly sociologists
and lawyers (R. Ališauskienė, K. Čilinskas, A. Dobryninas, A. Gutauskas, J.
Piliponytė, L. Žilinskienė, S. Vaitiekus, etc.) have explored the topic. Books by S.
Rose-Ackerman, R. Klitgaard, R. Maclean-Abaroa, H. L. Parris, and P. Eigen are
translated into Lithuanian. Some literature on this important topic was published by
Transparency International Lithuanian chapter.