Living on the edge: Ukraine's ambiguous war on corruption

Bratu, Roxana (2016) Living on the edge: Ukraine's ambiguous war on corruption. In: Kęsek, Rafal, Boroda, Maxim and Jóźwik, Ziemowit (eds.) Addressing security risks at the Ukrainian border through best practices on good governance. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series - E: Human and Societal Dynamics, 129 . IoS Press: NATO Science for Peace and Security Series – E: Human and Societal Dynamics, Amsterdam, pp. 57-64. ISBN 9781614997092

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Abstract

This article argues that anti-corruption is not just a set of technical tools, but a complex political exercise in modernisation that mobilises key resources and different categories of actors. It shows that, historically, the international community's concern with good governance in Ukraine has been materialised in the form of numerous anti-corruption conditions attached to transnational aid flows. Despite important improvements at institutional levels, the local practices and everyday routines have not changed fundamentally. The article develops a more nuanced explanation of the new “war on corruption” in Ukraine by focusing on three main elements: actors, institutions, and practices of anti-corruption.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory. The state. Theories of the state
Depositing User: Roxana Bratu
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2019 14:28
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 14:28
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/81776

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