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The new public corruption: Old questions for new challenges

Grossi, Giuseppe and Pianezzi, Daniela (2018) 'The new public corruption: Old questions for new challenges.' Accounting Forum, 42 (1). pp. 86-101. ISSN 0155-9982

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Abstract

This paper focuses on corruption in public procurement. It describes the contemporary face of corruption by investigating the role of public accountability in the fight against corruption. The paper describes a specific episode of corruption relative to the awarding of government contracts for big events, such as the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Italian unification. Relying on the philosophical insights of Rousseau, Popper, Kant and others, the study suggests the need for enabling a democratic control and constructing a public ethics for the common good.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corruption; Public procurement; Accountability; New public governance; New public management; Social contract
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 04 May 2017 13:25
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:46
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/19551

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