Influence of political corruption on the decision making process at the local level

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Author: Nikola Djonović

Publishing year: 2014.

The intention of the authors of the analysis „Influence of political corruption on the decision-making process at the local level” is to examine one of the six identified areas - political corruption, through the role of political parties, i.e. its representatives and local self-government bodies. Existing legislative and institutional framework governing this area, media archives and examples from practice have been taken into account during collection of information.

Local self-governments are facing a number of risks for emergence of corruption, whereas political corruption produces the most severe systematic consequences for the community. Aside from the fact that it has an adverse effect on the political system, making it dysfunctional, political corruption incites emergence of illegal corruptive (in)actions in many other fields, such as employment, public procurement procedures, concluding of public-privat partnerships, in the field of spatial development and work of the local assemblies.

The publication is a part of the project “Corruption at the local level- zero tolerance!”, implemented by the Centre for Civic Education (CCE) in cooperation with the Institute Alternative (IA), NGO Bonum and NGO Nada, financed by the Delegation of the EU to Montenegro and co-financed by the Royal Norwegian Embassy.