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Networked corruption risks in European defense procurement

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dc.contributor.author Czibik, Ágnes
dc.contributor.author Fazekas, Mihály
dc.contributor.author Hernández Sánchez, Alfredo
dc.contributor.author Wachs, Johannes
dc.date.accessioned 2022-01-31T11:46:08Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Czibik Á, Fazekas M, Hernández A, Wachs J. Networked corruption risks in European defense procurement. In: Granados OM, Nicolás-Carlock JR, editors. ​Corruption networks: understanding complex systems. Cham: Springer; 2021. p. 67-87. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-81484-7_5
dc.identifier.isbn 9783030814830
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/52371
dc.description.abstract In this chapter we study corruption risks in EU defense procurement. Defense procurement has long been thought to present significant potential for corruption and state capture. Using a large dataset of contracts covering nearly ten years and applying an objective corruption risk indicator, we find strong empirical support for this hypothesis. In nearly all countries our corruption risk indicator is higher for military contracts than for contracts in general. By mapping national markets as complex networks, we find that risks are significantly clustered, suggesting potential islands of state capture. The centralization of corruption risk varies from country to country: in some corruption risk is significantly higher in the periphery, while in others it is significantly higher in the center of the market. We argue that network maps of procurement markets are an effective tool to highlight hotspots of corruption risk, especially in the overall high risk context of defense contracting.
dc.description.sponsorship We thank the participants of the workshop "Defence procurement in the EU and data" organised at the University of Nottingham, especially Aris Georgopoulos. Acknowledge support from Open Society Foundations under the grant "State capture and the defence procurement in the EU" (grant number: OR2017-34852).
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.relation.ispartof Granados OM, Nicolás-Carlock JR, editors. ​Corruption networks: understanding complex systems. Cham: Springer; 2021. p. 67-87. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-81484-7_5
dc.relation.ispartofseries Understanding complex systems
dc.rights © Springer This is a author's accepted manuscript of: Czibik Á, Fazekas M, Hernández A, Wachs J. Networked corruption risks in European defense procurement. In: Granados OM, Nicolás-Carlock JR, editors. ​Corruption networks: understanding complex systems. Cham: Springer; 2021. p. 67-87. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-81484-7_5. The final version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-81484-7_5
dc.subject.other Corrupció
dc.subject.other Corrupció administrativa
dc.subject.other Contractes
dc.subject.other Seguretat de l'Estat
dc.subject.other Contractes d'armament
dc.title Networked corruption risks in European defense procurement
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-81484-7_5
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dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
dc.embargo.liftdate 2023-09-25
dc.date.embargoEnd info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2023-09-25


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