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Corruption control and prevention in the Korean government

Corruption control and prevention in the Korean government The purpose of this paper is to examine how corruption has changed over time in South Korea and to explore how the corruption control and prevention efforts of the Korean government have been successful and failed.Design/methodology/approachThis paper draws on institutional theory to formulate a qualitative analysis to assess the effectiveness of anti-corruption policies and measures, and to identify the strengths and weaknesses of anti-corruption reform efforts in South Korea.FindingsThis paper argues that while the Korean government has been quite successful in building anti-corruption institutions to control low-level petty corruption, it has failed to institutionalize anti-corruption institutions to curb high-level grand corruption.Originality/valueWhile many studies have attempted to identify the successful factors of fighting corruption, this paper draws a theoretical distinction between institution-building vs institutionalization to examine the success and failure of corruption control and prevention efforts in South Korea. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Education and Development Studies Emerald Publishing

Corruption control and prevention in the Korean government

Asian Education and Development Studies , Volume 7 (3): 12 – Jun 26, 2018

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
2046-3162
DOI
10.1108/aeds-11-2017-0111
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to examine how corruption has changed over time in South Korea and to explore how the corruption control and prevention efforts of the Korean government have been successful and failed.Design/methodology/approachThis paper draws on institutional theory to formulate a qualitative analysis to assess the effectiveness of anti-corruption policies and measures, and to identify the strengths and weaknesses of anti-corruption reform efforts in South Korea.FindingsThis paper argues that while the Korean government has been quite successful in building anti-corruption institutions to control low-level petty corruption, it has failed to institutionalize anti-corruption institutions to curb high-level grand corruption.Originality/valueWhile many studies have attempted to identify the successful factors of fighting corruption, this paper draws a theoretical distinction between institution-building vs institutionalization to examine the success and failure of corruption control and prevention efforts in South Korea.

Journal

Asian Education and Development StudiesEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 26, 2018

Keywords: South Korea; Corruption; Institutionalization; Institutional building

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