Accountability and Corruption, Europe

  • Bernardino BenitoEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_2291-1

Synonyms

Definition

The most widely accepted definition of corruption is that provided by Transparency International (https://www.transparency.org/). According to this prestigious institution, corruption can be defined as “the abuse of power for private gain.” Recent years have seen a consensus in classifying corruption as grand, petty, and political, depending on the amount of money lost and the sector in which this occurs.

Grand corruption is the realization of acts at high levels of government which distort the policies or functioning of public administrations, in a manner that some benefit at the expense of public goods...

Keywords

European Union Organize Crime Public Procurement European Union Member State Corrupt Practice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Economics and BusinessUniversity of MurciaMurciaSpain