Corruption Capture of Local Self-Governments in Slovenia
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.
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