Democracy and Prevention of Corruption in the European Legislation

  • Ada Guven Law Department, Faculty of Humanities, Beder University College

Abstract

This article discuses the concept of democracy, corruption and the relationship between. Democracy and corruption have been perceived to be in a close and complex relationship with each other. Scholars have argued that a solid link exist between them. When democracy weakens, we can almost certainly expect an increase in corruption due to the attrition of institutional checks and balances, independence of courts and frequent restriction of the space for civil society actions and political rights of citizens. The paper analyses the large impact corruption has on democracy, and the states sustained efforts to limit corruption can improve the strength of democracy by promoting just and competitive elections, ensuring better quality and delivery of public services and improving citizens' trust in political institutions and governments. The paper in the second part observes the legal norms approved by the European legislation concerning the fight against corruption, it seems possible to outline an emerging model of corruption prevention by concluding that the effort of European and national legislation to limit corruption should be a contribution to the consolidation of democratic regimes and efforts to improve the quality of governance.
Published
Aug 15, 2020
How to Cite
GUVEN, Ada. Democracy and Prevention of Corruption in the European Legislation. European Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 52-65, aug. 2020. ISSN 2411-4138. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejis/article/view/4729>. Date accessed: 29 sep. 2020.