Place of anti-corruption culture in the process of preventing corruption in Ukraine

Keywords: anti-corruption culture, corruption, conflict of interest, public administration system, civil society


The article is devoted to pressing issues of preventing corruption in Ukraine. It is determined that there are double standards in Ukrainian society regarding corruption. This is reflected in the distribution of corruption on the one hand to the elites on the one hand, and domestic corruption on the other. If the former is rated negatively, the latter is justified by many. The significant difference between assessments of the corruptive activities of others and the condescending attitude towards one's own behavior is significant. The anti-corruption culture is considered as a component of anti-corruption policy. Much attention is paid to the involvement of civil society in addressing corruption, the moral and psychological component of this issue. The existence of corruption in the country casts doubt on the direction of the authorities to build a modern democratic state, so it is worth focusing on the contradictory attitude towards various manifestations of corruption. It is noted that in order to overcome corruption, it is necessary not only to stabilize the economy and to create a system of law enforcement and anti-corruption bodies. Equally important is the presence of the political will of the authorities and the desire of the society, since corruption is embodied not only in state-power relations but also in public. It is determined that any activity of anti-corruption nature lies in the plane of human psychology. In fact, the fight against corruption is the fight against the negative qualities and defects of the individual. Different corruption actions are ethically assessed differently: some are perceived as criminal, while others are considered only immoral, although from the point of view of the law they are equally criminal. It is noted that one of the defining directions of preventing and combating corruption in public administration in general, social policy in particular, is the formation of anti-corruption culture among the general public. Fundamental in this regard is to ensure that the public is negatively regarded as corrupt and willing to counteract the phenomenon.


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Tymofieiev, S. (2020). Place of anti-corruption culture in the process of preventing corruption in Ukraine. Public Administration and Regional Development, (6), 956-978.