The Loss of Governance Capacity through Corruption

Adam Graycar, Diego Villa

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    Abstract

    Corruption manifests itself in many ways and at different levels. Corrupt behavior causes outrage to victims and those who value civil society, it impedes good government and administrative practice. The policy challenge in reducing corruption is to identify the component parts of corrupt behavior and the risk-reward profiles of offenders. This exploratory article begins this process by reporting data from 100 successfully prosecuted cases from New York City. The article analyzes data on varying degrees of corruption in service provision in New York City. The loss to the city is much more a loss of governance capacity than it is a monetary loss.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)419-438
    Number of pages20
    JournalGovernance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions
    Volume24
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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