Viešojo administravimo studijų krypties savarankiškumo problema
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The article analyses corrupt practices inherent in public procurement. The existence of the different types of corruption enables authors to examine various cases of corrupt behaviour and motivation for corruption. A comparative analysis of public procurement legislation allows the authors to identify changes in the public procurement process after Lithuania joined the European Union. The study is primarily focused on the objectives of the legislation, types of public procurement, ethics and changes in the public procurement processes. After defining corruption in public procurement, the authors examine the public procurement legislation in Lithuania. The following research methods were used in this study: logical analysis and synthesis, analysis of scientific literature, comparative analysis and content analysis of the legislation.Corruption is a rather recent phenomenon in public procurement. Public procurement itself was adopted in the public sector only recently; however, it quickly became one of the best instruments for the successful implementation of public policy. Therefore, corruption in public procurement is one of the most urgent economic problems. In their analysis of corruption in public procurement, scholars do not generally provide a definition for corruption; however, the universal definition of corruption may be applied in most cases. The existence of different types of corruption (individual or systematic corruption, high or low levels of corruption) creates the possibility for the authors to examine the motivation for corruption for both sides participating in the public procurement process.
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