Lokpal bill : lessons from the Karnataka Lokayukta's performance

A., Narayana and Krishnaswamy, Sudhir and Kumar, Vikas (2012) Lokpal bill : lessons from the Karnataka Lokayukta's performance. Economic and Political Weekly, 47 (1). pp. 12-16. ISSN 2349-8846

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The debate on the design of the Lokpal has been premised on the questionable assumption that what is needed to combat corruption is a powerful national institution to prosecute and convict the corrupt, but the debate has not drawn on the experience with the existing institutional models, namely the Lokayuktas in the states. An empirical analysis of the performance of the Lokayukta in Karnataka between 1995 and 2011 suggests that any anti-corruption agency, no matter how powerful, that is oriented towards criminal conviction is bound to fail in the absence of judicial reforms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Political bill, Lokapal bill, Lokayukta
Subjects: Social sciences > Political Science > The legislative process
Social sciences > Law > Constitutional & administrative law
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Public Policy and Governance
Depositing User: Mr. Krishnamoorti Chavan
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2018 12:41
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 05:01
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URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/373
Publisher URL: https://www.epw.in/journal/2012/01/commentary/lokp...

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