Combating corruption in Europe: a stimulus–response approach

  • Gabriela Borz


What is the effect of external stimuli in curbing corruption at the national level? This article analyses the intervening impact of EU post-conditionality and GRECO monitoring on countries’ anti-corruption record. It finds that “soft governance” has a positive impact and stimulates national responses against corruption. This positive influence increases when is additionally conditioned by strong internal stimuli targeting corruption.


Bulgaria Corruption EU GRECO Post-conditionality Romania 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

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