Ethical dimensions of anticorruption policy

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The goal of this article is to analyze mechanisms for improving anti-corruption policies in contemporary Russia. The apply network public administration, in which the power of integration and solidarity of society form a network of communicative power. Such modern institutions of anti-corruption policy as codes of ethics and anti-corruption expertise, which were offered by the state, do not fully take into account the potential of public sentiments, demands, and network civic activism in the transformation and improvement of anti-corruption institutions and practices of . This article presents results of a 2018 sociological survey on the perception of corruption in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region. The authors proceed from the assertion that in modern Russia, the processes of making and adopting political decisions still remain closed, but the government seeks to delegate some responsibility, involving business in publicity; there is a desire to make the processes more transparent. In the face of declining interest from civil society to participate in public policy processes on the basis of formal mechanisms, and an increase in the activity of forming their own, citizens are actively exploring possibilities of digital communications for cooperation (cooperation platform). An important condition for cooperation is the mutually beneficial interest of the parties, as well as bilateral trust and openness, which implies minimizing corruption. The novelty of the study is also in the formulation of the problem of the digital environment of trust, since formal structures still focus on the technological component and the presence of formal feedback channels with citizens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)336-348
JournalVestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo Universiteta, Filosofiia i Konfliktologiia
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Religious studies
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology and Political Science


  • Anti-corruption policy
  • Citizen participation
  • Code of ethics
  • Public policy
  • Responsibility

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