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Republic of China’s (Taiwan) Control Yuan As a Participant in Anti-corruption and Integrity-building Initiatives

  • Olga Y. Adams
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Abstract

With the latest global crisis unfolding in 2008 with the revelations of financial and ethical wrongdoings, academic and practical discourse surrounding the corruption phenomenon and integrity-building policies have been taken to new heights. The backdrop is actively redefined state-society relations: modern demands upon the institutions include responsiveness and accountability. Country-specific experience when dealing with governance issues might provide valuable insights. Taiwan possesses vast experience with integrity-building and anti-corruption policies despite its challenging political history. The unique five-branch government system has proved instrumental. The Control Yuan (CY) is a constitutionally defined supervisory branch and the institutional embodiment of a centuries-old respected tradition of incorruptible censorate. It provides a channel for citizens’ grievances and non-judicial ‘triage’ in cases of suspected malfeasance. Corruption is a media impactful phenomenon and a wrongfully implicated party may deal with the negative fallout for years; hence, due process and independence of partisan divisions are of paramount importance.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olga Y. Adams
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  1. 1.Institute of Asian and African StudiesMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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