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Economic theory of law;

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2019 - № 4 (39)



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Problem setting. Prevalence of corruption and rent-seeking in Ukraine is a threat to social market economy development, sustainable economic development, foreign investment attraction, innovative economic development and integration with the EU.
Recent research and publication analysis. Issues on tackling corruption in Ukraine are explored by R. O. Asieiev, Yu. V. Demianchuk, O. A. Shevchuk, A. O. Kovalskyi, S. Kh. Barehamian, N. O. Dudar, O. V. Altsyvanovych, Ya. Yu. Tsymbalenko, O. O. Hubariev, A. Yurchenko, R. V. Hrechaniuk, O. Yu. Busol, A. Voloshenko, B. M. Holovkin, V. V. Denysenko, V. M. Vilgushinskyi, V. Zarosylo, V. V. Hladkyi, Yu. K. Maslov, V. M. Melnyk, N. V. Koren, N. T. Pak, A. O. Titarchuk, K. O. Kobets, A. V. Biletskyi, O. V. Novikov, I. D. Benko, S. V. Sysiuk, Yu. O. Vreshch, O. A. Radchenko, N. M. Savchyn and others. It is necessary to fill in the gap in the research such as the fight against corruption
incomes in Ukraine and to determine the optimal sequence of the necessary measures implementation.
Paper objective. The purpose of the article is to expose the complex of measures needed to combat corruption rent in our country and to identify the main stages of these measures implementation.
Paper main body. To effectively tackle corruption in Ukraine, it is necessary to emphasize the fight against corruption rent, because without the opportunities to earn and spend corruption rent, the meaning of corruption acts is largely lost. By depriving corrupt officials of their income, we limit their ability to counteract anti-corruption activities. It is often very difficult to expose and prove corruption in court, but it is relatively easy to see the existence of incomes as the result of corruption.
The tackling of rent-seeking in Ukraine should be carried out in three stages.
The first stage – changing structures – involves the destruction of old corruption institutions, organizations, groups, schemes, etc. and the creation of new institutions, organizations and mechanisms that are immune to corruption and fighting it. This requires people with high moral and ethical qualities who are really committed to effective anticorruption reforms implementation.
The second stage is to provide the structures with professional staff. When recruiting employees, it will be possible to shift the emphasis to the professional qualities of applicants, because now the structures themselves will limit the rent-seeking and the attraction to corruption activities.
The third stage is the creation of advanced anti-corruption system. Some of the anticorruption measures that are on the verge of violating the rights and freedoms of citizens will have to be abandoned. Corruption fighters will gain considerable experience and will be able to investigate and bring to justice and conviction the most complex and thoroughly concealed corruption offenses.
Conclusions. The optimal model for tackling corruption in Ukraine is in limiting the possibilities of formation, accumulation, concealment and use of corruption rent and involves three stages of this task.
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Abstract. The need in order to effectively tackle corruption to emphasize the fight against rent-seeking is substantiated. There are three stages of the fight against rent-seeking: change of structures; providing structures with professional staff and creating an advanced anti-corruption system. A set of measures is proposed to reduce the opportunities for rentseeking and to complicate the concealment and use of corruption incomes.


income, reforms in Ukraine, corruption rent,. the fight against corruption, the fight against corruption rent.


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