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Title The role of parliament in curbing corruption / edited by Rick Stapenhurst, Niall Johnson, Riccardo Pelizzo
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 263 pages) : illustrations
Series WBI development studies
WBI development studies.
Contents Parliamentarians fighting corruption / Rick Stapenhurst, Martin Ulrich, and Severin Strohal -- Corruption : a key challenge for development / Daniel Kaufmann and Phyllis Dininio -- On the political nature of corruption : institutions matter / Daniel Lederman, Norman V. Loayza, and Rodrigo R. Soares -- Political will / Sahr Kpundeh and Phyllis Dininio -- Parliament and anti-corruption legislation / Jeremy Pope -- Case study on the role of Parliament in the fight against corruption : the case of the Kenyan Parliament / Fred Matiangi -- Effective financial scrutiny / Joachim Wehner -- Case study on the performance of public accounts committees : a review of the Canadian PAC, 37th Parliament / Martin Ulrich -- Parliament and supreme audit institutions / Rick Stapenhurst and Jack Titsworth -- The role of the media in curbing corruption / Rod Macdonell and Melica Pesic -- Case study on the role of Parliament and the media in the fight against corruption / John Smith -- Anti-corruption commissions / John Heilbrunn -- Case sutdy : the European Parliaments's role in the resignation oft the Santer Commission / Katia Stasinopoulou -- Building coalitions : parliaments, civil society, and corruption control / Michael Johnston -- Political parties / Riccardo Pelizzo -- Party political funding / Michael Pinto-Duschinsky -- Legislative ethics and codes of conduct / Rick Stapenhurst and Riccardo Pelizzo -- Case study of the House Of Commons : how can Parliamentary codes and registers of member's interests help? / Sir Philip Mawer -- Building Parliamentary networks / John Williams
Summary In most countries, parliament has the constitutional mandate to both oversee government and to hold government to account; often, audit institutions, ombuds and anti-corruption agencies report to parliament, as a means of ensuring both their independence from government and reinforcing parliament's position at the apex of accountability institutions. At the same time, parliaments can also play a key role in promoting accountability, through constituency outreach, public hearings, and parliamentary commissions. This title will be of interest to parliamentarians and parliamentary staff, developm
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Subject Economic development.
Legislative bodies -- Developing countries.
Political corruption -- Developing countries -- Prevention.
Form Electronic book
Author Johnston, Niall, 1961-
Pelizzo, Riccardo.
Stapenhurst, Rick.
ISBN 0821367234
0821367242 (electronic bk.)
0821367242 (electronic)
9780821367247 (electronic bk.)