Building national integrity through corruption eradication in South Korea

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Since South Korea gained a substantial degree of political and economic development, the South Korean government has tried to eradicate corruption by introducing institutional frameworks in addition to a number of new laws and institutions. As a matter of fact, the Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index score of South Korea is improving over time, but it still far behind other leading countries. The purpose of this chapter is to review the South Korean government's efforts at curbing corruption. This chapter first reviews the development of major anti-corruption infrastructure such as the anti-corruption legislation and the South Korean government's independent agency for anti-corruption, followed by discussion of the development of major anti-corruption measures, the international evaluation on corruption, and the role of civil society in curbing corruption. After that, there is a discussion of policy implications and the conclusion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComparative Governance Reform in Asia
Subtitle of host publicationDemocracy, Corruption, and Government Trust
EditorsBidhya Bowornwathana, Clay Wescott
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameResearch in Public Policy Analysis and Management
ISSN (Print)0732-1317

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration


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