Year: 2024 | Month: February | Volume 69 | Issue 1Special

Corruption as a Threat to National Security: Analysis of Anti-corruption Mechanisms and their Effectiveness

Andrii Nikolaienko Oleksii Nikolaienk Hryhorii Avanesov Serhii Koshmal and Oksana Lukashuk
DOI:10.46852/0424-2513.1.2024.4

Abstract:

The article examines the problem of corruption as a threat to national security and analyses various mechanisms for combating corruption, including legal, institutional and social aspects. It studies the effectiveness of various measures to prevent and combat corruption at different levels of government, and a detailed analysis of legal norms and laws aimed at combating corruption is complemented by an overview of the activities of anti-corruption institutions and their role in ensuring national security. The article attempts to identify the main challenges to the effective fight against corruption and provides recommendations for improving existing mechanisms and policies. The relevance of the issue is underlined by the need to ensure the stability and development of the country, as corruption negatively affects institutions and public trust and creates an environment for threats to national security. The main purpose of the article is to review and analyse various anti-corruption mechanisms to determine their effectiveness in the context of national security. The study aims to identify the strengths and weaknesses of existing anti-corruption strategies and mechanisms. The study uses various research methods, including legal document analysis, institutional analysis, socio-cultural and economic analysis, as well as empirical data, surveys and case studies. It highlights successful practices that can be used to improve the anti-corruption strategy, overviews failures and offers recommendations for further improvement of anti-corruption mechanisms in Ukraine. The findings of the study may be relevant to the formulation of national security policies and strategies in the context of the fight against corruption, and may serve as a basis for further discussion and decision-making in the field of anti-corruption policy to strengthen national security.

Highlights

  • To combat corruption, it is essential to establish an effective system of anti-corruption measures, including prosecutions, the establishment of independent anti-corruption bodies, and the strengthening of ethical standards in government.
  • International cooperation is also important in the fight against corruption, through sharing experience and information to increase the effectiveness of measures.
  • The power of anti-corruption measures depends significantly on achieving common standards for defining and combating corrupt practices.




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