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Corruption and Conflicts of Interest

A Comparative Law Approach Edited by Jean-Bernard Auby, Sciences Po, France, Emmanuel Breen, Paris Sorbonne University, France and Thomas Perroud, Paris Est University and Sciences Po, France
As in all periods of swift economic development and political upheaval, our era of globalization has brought corruption and conflicts of interest into the spotlight. This comprehensive study highlights the difficulties of devising global legislative and judicial responses to these issues.
Extent: 352 pp
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Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 978 1 78100 934 5
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  • Law - Academic
  • Comparative Law
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Corruption and Economic Crime
  • Public International Law
As in all periods of swift economic development and political upheaval, our era of globalization has brought corruption and conflicts of interest into the spotlight. This comprehensive study highlights the difficulties of devising global legislative and judicial responses to these issues.

The papers gathered in this volume demonstrate how global regulations tend to meet strong cultural resistance, in particular when dealing with the more subtle patterns of conflicts of interest. It is a notion that is far from successfully regulated in every country or addressed in compatible ways. In fact, the comparisons offered demonstrate that even international organizations such as the European Union have failed to fully consolidate their systems for mitigating their own risks of corruption and conflicts of interest.

Providing a comprehensive study of the phenomenon of corruption and conflicts of interest from a comparative perspective, this book will prove vital for academics, NGOs and practitioners.
Contributors: S.A. Aaronson, M.R. Abouharb, J.-B. Auby, M. Benedetti, E. Breen, E. Chiti, E. D’Alterio, H. Delzangles, L. Folliot-Lalliot, D. Gordon, G. Houillon, P. Lascoumes, Y. Marique, B.G. Mattarella, R.E. Messick, C. Moser, T. Paris, T. Perroud, C. Rose, S. Rose-Ackerman, P. Szarek Mason, Ç. Tansug, S. White
Contents:

Introduction

PART I: CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND CORRUPTION: A FINE LINE?
1. Corruption and Conflicts of Interest
Susan Rose-Ackerman

PART II: COMPARATIVE STUDIES ON CORRUPTION AND CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS FROM A PROCEDURAL PERSPECTIVE
2. Regulatory Authorities and Conflicts of Interests
Hubert Delzangles

3. The Conflicts of Interests of Public Officers: Rules, Checks and Penalties
Bernardo Giorgio Mattarella

4. Protecting the Integrity of the U.S. Federal Procurement System: Conflict of Interest Rules & Aspects of the System That Help Reduce Corruption
Dan Gordon

5. Corruption and Conflicts of Interest: Future Prospects on Lobbying
Grégory Houillon

6. Condemning Corruption and Tolerating Conflicts of Interest French ‘Arrangements’ Regarding Breaches of Integrity
Pierre Lascoumes

7. Integrity in English and French Public Contracts. Towards Clarifying Administrative Cultures
Yseult Marique

8. Policy Considerations when Drafting Conflict of Interest Legislation
Richard E. Messick

9. Conflicts of Interests of Government Members and the Risk of Corruption: An Assessment of Pre-Revolutionary Tunisia and Egypt
Carolyn Moser

10. Is (French) Continental Law Efficient at Fighting Conflicts of Interests?
Timothée Paris

11. Corruption and Conflicts of Interests in the United Kingdom
Cecily Rose

12. The Legal Regulations of The Prevention of Corruption of Civil Servants in Turkey and the Council of Ethics for Public Service
Çagla Tansug

PART III: INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
13. Corruption, Conflicts of Interests and the WTO
Susan Ariel Aaronson and M. Rodwan Abouharb

14. ‘Global Integrity’: National Administrations versus Global Regimes
Elisa D’Alterio

15. How Multilateral Development Banks Invest Corruption in their Funded Projects
Mariangela Benedetti

16. Introduction to World Bank’s Policies in the Fight Against Corruption and Conflicts of Interests in Public Contracts
Laurence Folliot-Lalliot

PART IV: EUROPEAN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION AND CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS
17. Mismanagement by European Agencies. Concerns, Institutional Responses, and Lessons
Edoardo Chiti

18. Footprints in the Sand: Regulating Conflict of Interest at EU Level
Simone White

19. OLAF: The Anti-corruption Policy Within the European Union
Patrycja Szarek Mason