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Strategies Against Corruption in Hungary in the Last 20 Years

Éva Veronika Inzelt, from the Eötvös Loránd University, made a contribution to the 2012 Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, in the category “Crime and Society,” under the title “Strategies Against Corruption in Hungary in the Last 20 Years”. Here is the abstract: The paper deals with the corruption situation in Hungary including historical perspectives regarding the moral and legal norms of the Hungarian society. The reasons of the partial success of the initiatives against corruption (2001, 2004, 2007, 2009) will be analyzed. The recent governmental program entitled 'The Corruption Prevention Program for Public Administration 2012 – 2014' that was adopted on March, 2012, is presented and commented. The principal features of the new anti-corruption program are as follows: the credibility, increasing the public trust in state organization and the gradual way to introduce the changes. It is intended to overview acts (e.g., Public Procurement Act) in order to decrease corruption risks. The whistle-blowing protection is also on the agenda. The program primarily focuses on the governmental institutions, and less attention is paid to the business sector. Its possible positive consequences and shortcomings are emphasized.

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  • “Strategies Against Corruption in Hungary in the Last 20 Years”, by Éva Veronika Inzelt (Proceedings)

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