CEG's Clare Dunlop has written blog post on what is the exact causal relationship between corruption in the public sector and regulation?
Three causal narratives about regulation and corruption
Claire A. Dunlop, University of Exeter, UK
Claudio M. Radaelli, University College London, UK
What is the exact causal relationship between corruption in the public sector and regulation? Hundreds of studies have scrutinized this relationship. The writers end up with not just one, but three causal narratives: that regulation causes corruption but under certain conditions; that it is the quality of regulation to hinder corruption; and that anti-corruption regulation can aggravate the problem of corruption.
To read the blog post visit the Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption blog here.