Europeanisation, Good Governance and Corruption in the Public Sector - The Case of Turkey
When and to what extent external actors, especially the EU, contribute to induce legal and administrative changes and help domestic authorities address the disconnect between good governance standards and corrupt practices? By comparing external promotion of anti-corruption norms and provisions in civil administration, public finance management and public procurement in Turkey KFG alumna Digdem Soyaltin identifies in her book the domestic conditions under which external actors are able to affect real-world outcomes.
Providing a comprehensive, empirical account of Turkey’s fight against corruption, the book’s cross-sectoral analysis explores the power relations between major political actors and bureaucratic state elites and examines how structural administrative factors filter external pressure for anti-corruption reforms and determine the prospects for institutional change in the Turkish public sector. This welcome addition to literature on Europeanisation and external good governance promotion makes an important contribution to the academic and policy debate regarding the ‘politics’ of anti-corruption reforms in Turkey.
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Soyaltin, Digdem 2017: Europeanisation, Good Governance and Corruption in the Public Sector. The Case of Turkey, has been published by Routlege in June 2017.