Why Do States Adopt Inefficient Institutions? Explaining the Emergence of the International Anticorruption Regime

Tipo de publicación: Artículo en revista académica
Fecha: 2013
Autor(es): Diego Díaz Rioseco
Fuente: Revista Gestión Pública

Since the mid-1990s, corruption began to be understood as a global problem. In this context, an international regime oriented towards curbing corruption emerged, which led to a large number of countries to adopt its prescriptions, namely: anti-corruption legislation and agencies focused on the public sector. is article proposes a constructivist explanation to this phenomenon, arguing that an anti-corruption culture was strengthen by a set of international bureaucracies, which reproduced and legitimized a discourse against corruption through epistemic communities which linked corruption and underdevelopment. us, these bureaucracies xed the meaning of corruption and di used a series of speci c policies, despite the fact that their e ciency had not yet been proven.

Palabras claves: Corruption, Constructivism, International Bureaucracies, Epistemic Communities.
Link: http://www.revistadegestionpublica.cl/Vol_II_No_2/Diaz.pdf