Quotation Czibik, Agnes, Fazekas, Mihaly, Sanchez, Alfredo Hernandez, Wachs, Johannes. 2021. Networked Corruption Risks in European Defense Procurement. In: Corruption Networks Concepts and Applications, Hrsg. Granados, Oscar M. and Nicolas-Carlock, Jose R. 67-87. New York: Springer International Publishing.




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.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title Networked Corruption Risks in European Defense Procurement
Title of whole publication Corruption Networks Concepts and Applications
Editor Granados, Oscar M. and Nicolas-Carlock, Jose R.
Page from 67
Page to 87
Location New York
Publisher Springer International Publishing
Year 2021
Reviewed? Y
URL https://10.1007/978-3-030-81484-7
ISBN 978-3-030-81484-7
Open Access Y
Open Access Link http://www.govtransparency.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Czibik_Fazekas_H-Sanchez_Wachs_State-Capture-and-Defence-Procurement-in-the-EU.pdf


Wachs, Johannes (Details)
Czibik, Agnes (Government Transparency Institute, Hungary)
Fazekas, Mihaly (CEU, Austria)
Sanchez, Alfredo Hernandez (Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, Spain)
Institute for Data, Process and Knowledge Management (AE Polleres) (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5118 Political science (Details)
5120 Policy analysis (Details)
5325 Political economics (Details)
5345 Social economy (Details)
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