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Pages: 3136-3141
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-6957-7
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2017.0871

Conference name: 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2017
Location: Seville, Spain


E. Sekirina, V. Mukhametzhanova

Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
The article brings up to date the issue of corruption in the system of public management in European states. A set of measures to improve anti-corruption activities at the current stage of development of the world community is provided on the basis of the efficiency analysis regarding the current corruption preventive policy.

The issue of corruption is among the global challenges of the day, addressing which will affect the way of development of the world community in the new century. One can see socially destructive consequences of corruption in all aspects of public life. Today, the issues of corruption are of special concern in respect of public authorities.

The issue of corruption with multiple forms, such as lobbying, bribery, veiled thefts and abuses, is a social disease that is being globally integrated into the world community. However, the issue is of equal concern for developed countries as well as for the countries with the lower levels of economic development.

“Transparency International” International non-governmental organization publishes annual ratings of countries regarding the level of perception of corruption. In 2016, for example, the average figure for 176 countries of the world was 43 points out of 100. In 2016, Denmark and New Zealand recorded the lowest level of corruption. These countries scored 90 points. Finland, Sweden and Switzerland were also found in the first five. The highest level of corruption was recorded in Somalia, South Sudan, North Korea, Syria and Yemen, - these countries scored less than 20 points.

The rating illustrates interdependence between corruption and inequality in the distribution of power and national income in society.

Corruption is a system of social relations that destruct society. However, there is no consensus on the reasons for corruption. To some extent, it is related to the intersectoral nature of the phenomenon, which is being studied by scientists from different branches of science at the same time (lawyers, managers, economists, sociologists, political scientists, etc.). The "multidimensional picture" of the causes of corruption, received as the result of the analysis will provide an opportunity to significantly modernize the anti-corruption policy.

The analysis of public management, using the "principal-agency relationships" model shows explicitly that the main reason for the phenomenon of corruption in public administration is a conflict of interests between the managed society and its public officers. This conflict of interests can be balanced through moral education of public servants, nurturing moral principles and values of the professional culture of officials in the new trends of public administration development.

The problem of an integrated approach to the analysis of this social phenomenon appears to be the only option for a truly effective policy for preventing corruption at all levels of public service.
author = {Sekirina, E. and Mukhametzhanova, V.},
series = {10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2017 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-6957-7},
issn = {2340-1095},
doi = {10.21125/iceri.2017.0871},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2017.0871},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {16-18 November, 2017},
year = {2017},
pages = {3136-3141}}
AU - E. Sekirina AU - V. Mukhametzhanova
SN - 978-84-697-6957-7/2340-1095
DO - 10.21125/iceri.2017.0871
PY - 2017
Y1 - 16-18 November, 2017
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2017 Proceedings
SP - 3136
EP - 3141
ER -
E. Sekirina, V. Mukhametzhanova (2017) PREVENTING CORRUPTION IN THE SYSTEM OF PUBLIC MANAGEMENT, ICERI2017 Proceedings, pp. 3136-3141.