Defense Date

11-21-2013

Graduation Date

2013

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

thesis

Degree Name

MA

Department

Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy

School

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Committee Chair

Charles F. Hanna

Committee Member

Jennie L. Schulze

Keywords

Bribes, Corruption, Disillusionment, Post-Soviet

Abstract

It is widely recognized that corruption hinders the development of a country, negatively impacting its political, economic, social, and environmental spheres. Armenia is no exception; corruption tops the list of problems the country is currently facing. Armenia continues to rank poorly on corruption indices, despite the government's anti-corruption strategies, international community involvement, and ratification of various conventions. Existing research on corruption mostly focuses on institutional corruption, while little attention is paid to the perceptions of the Armenian population. Using the Caucasus Research Resource Center's (CRRC) Corruption in Armenia Survey 2010 data, the research explores the relationship between public belief in the possibility of eradicating corruption and their willingness to give a bribe. The goal of the research is to contribute to the anti-corruption policy-making processes in Armenia through a better understanding of public perceptions and the factors influencing public attitudes towards corruption.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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