Corruption Capture of Local Self-Governments in Slovenia

  • Jure Škrbec University of Maribor, Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security
  • Bojan Dobovšek University of Maribor, Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security
Keywords: local self-government, corruption, rule of law, state capture, Slovenia

Abstract

The paper analyses how corruption affects the Rule of Law in Slovenian local self-governments through qualitative analysis of corruption cases and interviews. We discovered that corruption, its influence on local society is increasing, where everyone (especially mayors) attempts to avoid obligations and find loopholes into the law in order to benefit. There is a common belief that illegal behaviour and negative consequences to the Rule of Law is due to human greed and the role of informal networks. The main consequences are increasing levels of negative economic effects, mistrust in public institutions, inequality and environmental destruction.

Author Biographies

Jure Škrbec, University of Maribor, Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security
Assistant
Bojan Dobovšek, University of Maribor, Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security
Associate Professor
Published
2013-07-01
Section
Conference Paper