Legal Basis and Institutional Arrangements
Several types of regulations can serve as the legal basis for public officials' declarations. Usually, asset declarations are regulated by a special law or a section in another law that sets forth the purpose, scope and design of the system. These will vary depending on whether declarations are a major part of an overarching anti‐corruption legislation, or just one of many procedures in the civil service legal framework. The type of legal basis is likely to differ also, depending on whether declarations are viewed as a general tool for promoting public accountability of the political class, or a more comprehensive anti‐corruption tool for the state apparatus as a whole.
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Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: 01 March 2011