The Dilemma of Anti-Corruption Policies in a Power Sharing System

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dc.contributor.author Charara, Samar
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-21T10:56:38Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-21T10:56:38Z
dc.date.copyright 2020 en_US
dc.date.issued 2020-03-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/13851
dc.description.abstract Given the alarming concerns about corruption in Lebanon, this research delves into the issue of corruption in the public sector over the past decade to demonstrate whether power sharing system is directly responsible for its proliferation. The research examines the correlations between anti-corruption strategies adopted in the past decade and its attainability given the consociational requirements. For that purpose, a comparative power sharing analysis with Belgium is utilized to demonstrate successes and failures in the implementation of anti corruption strategies. The study relies on existing reports of public cases where anti corruption strategies are implemented amid consensual politics as to analyze the relationship between consociationalism and corruption in the public sector. The findings demonstrate that power sharing system is not a sufficient and necessary variable responsible for high levels of corruption. Instead, relevant and related institutional factors are also to blame, such as the lack of independent judiciary, the absence of a viable opposition, and deficient checks and balances mechanisms. Chronic situation of instabilities and foreign meddling may equally be as responsible for sustaining a weak state and lacking public oversight. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Ethnic conflict -- Political aspects -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Democratization -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Corruption -- Lebanon -- Prevention en_US
dc.subject Lebanon -- Politics and government en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title The Dilemma of Anti-Corruption Policies in a Power Sharing System en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle The Case of Lebanon en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201304829 en_US
dc.author.commembers Harajli, Dunia
dc.author.commembers Baroudi, Sami
dc.author.department Social and Education Sciences en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (xi, 93 leaves): col. ill. en_US
dc.author.advisor Salamey, Imad
dc.keywords Power Sharing Systems en_US
dc.keywords Corruption en_US
dc.keywords Public Sector en_US
dc.keywords Anti-Corruption Policies en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Consociational Democracy en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibliographical references (leaf 85-93). en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.377
dc.author.email samar.charara@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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