This paper analyses UK domestic bribery. The authors argue that in both domestic and international contexts, cases are not numerically significant but that changes in how the UK government approaches bribery in the international context means that, where once domestic bribery was addressed more rigorously than bribery in the international context, this imbalance may be being steadily reversed. The paper concludes by setting out the implications that this identifiable divergence may have for the effective policing of bribery in the domestic context. The paper makes an empirical and theoretical contribution to the literature on corruption in the UK.

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Keywords Anti-bribery institutions, bribery, criminal prosecution, law enforcement, UK Bribery Act (UKBA)
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2020.1714212, hdl.handle.net/1765/124428
Journal Public Money and Management: integrating theory and practice in public management
Organisation Erasmus University Rotterdam
Citation
Lord, N, Doig, A. (Alan), Levi, M. (Michael), van Wingerde, C.G, & Benson, K. (Katie). (2020). Implementing a divergent response? The UK approach to bribery in international and domestic contexts. Public Money and Management: integrating theory and practice in public management. doi:10.1080/09540962.2020.1714212