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dc.contributor.advisorLooney, Robert E.
dc.contributor.advisorHenderson, David R.
dc.contributor.authorHeskett, Jonathan D.
dc.dateDec-13
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-18T23:38:58Z
dc.date.available2014-02-18T23:38:58Z
dc.date.issued2013-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/38946
dc.description.abstractThe problem of corruption in civil administration has been around for as long as individuals have held public office. The Balkans has proved to be no exception. As early as the 16th century, corruption began to be tolerated and widely accepted within the region. The corruption problem was greatly exacerbated following the disintegration of communism and the successive civil wars that plagued Yugoslavia throughout the 1990s. During this period, governmental officials forged strong, unhealthy relationships with criminal elements. These close ties between organized crime and governmental officials have continued unabated until the present day and help form the basis of a pervasive culture of corruption in the region. This high level of corruption in the Balkans is problematic since both the EU and NATO have continued to expand eastward since the breakup of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Any new members admitted to either organization must share the same liberal democratic values that helped shape the original organizations and that are held dear by the current members. This thesis examines the corruption of six countriesAlbania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, and Serbiain the Balkans and provides recommendations the countries should follow in their ongoing fight against corruption.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/corruptioninbalk1094538946
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleCorruption in the Balkans: an examination of the ties between government and crime in several Southeast European countriesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorCorruptionen_US
dc.subject.authorOrganized Crimeen_US
dc.subject.authorPolitical Eliteen_US
dc.subject.authorGovernmental Officialsen_US
dc.subject.authorGrand Corruptionen_US
dc.subject.authorNorth Atlantic Treaty Organizationen_US
dc.subject.authorEuropean Unionen_US
dc.subject.authorWorld Banken_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Arts In Security Studies (Europe And Eurasia)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Europe And Eurasia)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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