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Is South Korea succeeding in controlling corruption?

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  • Is South Korea succeeding in controlling corruption?
  • You, Jong-sung
  • University of California


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Title Is South Korea succeeding in controlling corruption?
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You, Jong-sung

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San Diego, U.S.:University of California

Date 2009-10
Series Title; No APSA 2009 Toronto meeting paper
Pages 41
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Government and Law < Political Systems
Government and Law < Political Development
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Abstract

Controlling corruption is a difficult task for young democracies. Statistical studies show that only mature and stable democracies that are 40 or more years old are significantly less corrupt than autocracies. Young democracies, on the other hand, are on average no less corrupt than authoritarian regimes. This paper attempts to document the trend of decreasing corruption during the last decade in South Korea, a young democracy that has been known for its high level of corruption in spite of sustained economic growth. Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) and World Bank Institute’s Control of Corruption index, the most popularly used measures of perceived corruption, indicate that South Korea has been making little progress during the last decade. (The rest omitted)