Nepotism

01-10-2011 01:46 AM - عدد القراءات : 19747
كتب by Transparency International
Form of favouritism based on acquaintances and familiar relationships whereby someone in an official position exploits his or her power and authority to provide a job or favour to a family member, even though he or she may not be qualified or deserving. Also see ‘clientelism’.45

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Example in practice
 
In the European Commission, one of the most sensational cases of corruption involved allegations that the Commissioner of Research and Education from 1995-1999, Edith Cresson, a former French primeminister, used nepotism in hiring her dentist to produce reports on AIDS research, although he lackedany background or qualifications for the position.46
 
Relevant links
 
—— Global Security: Afghanistan: Nepotism, Cronyism Widespread in Government
 
—— Transparency International: Global Corruption Report 2007
 
—— USA Today: Don’t Let Jobs Grow on Family Trees
 
45 USAID, TATWEER Anti-Corruption Glossary http://www.tatweer-iraq.com/content/resources/detail/812.
 
United Nations Development Programme, Tackling Corruption, Transforming Lives: Accelerating Human Development in the Asia and the Pacific (New Delhi: Macmillan, 2008).
 
46 See: Kelly Li, “Recommendations for the Curbing of Corruption, Cronyism, Nepotism and Fraud in the European Commission”, Boston College International & Comparative Law Review, vol, 24: 1 (2000).