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Executive Politics and Governance

Leadership, Institutions and Enforcement

Anti-Corruption Agencies in Serbia, Croatia and Macedonia

Authors: Tomic, Slobodan

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  • Analyses comprehensively corruption and reform in new democracies
  • Argues that human action (leadership) takes precedence over institutional design (i.e. organisational constraints)
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This book presents an analysis of five anticorruption agencies (ACAs) from Serbia, Macedonia and Croatia, exploring the impact of organisational factors and leadership on their enforcement patterns during the first decade of the transitional reforms (2001-2012). Contrary to the conventional theory of agency insulation, the analysis reveals that the ACAs’ de facto autonomy was not crucially shaped by their statutory independence, but rather by the reputational management of their leaders. The book draws on a mixture of qualitative and quantitative analysis to document these reputational strategies and how they shaped the ACAs’ de facto autonomy. The findings also suggest that that the ACAs’ organisational model – defined by the delegated mandate and powers (preventative vs suppressive) – represented a key variable that mediated under which conditions high de facto autonomy can be achieved.  The book offers contributions to the study of anticorruption policy and ethics regulation, as well as the wider inquiry into drivers of agency independence, particularly in transitional contexts.

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Slobodan Tomić is Marie-Sklodowska Curie Fellow in the College of Social Sciences and Law at the University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland (2017-2019). His expertise is in the fields of public administration, regulation, integrity policies, and public sector oversight.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Leadership, Institutions and Enforcement
Book Subtitle
Anti-Corruption Agencies in Serbia, Croatia and Macedonia
Authors
Series Title
Executive Politics and Governance
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97583-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97583-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97582-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 243
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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