Korupcijas novēršana un apkarošana publisko iepirkumu jomā

Translated title of the contribution: Preventing and Combating Corruption in Public Procurement

Anatolijs Kriviņš

Research output: Types of ThesisDoctoral Thesis


Goal of the thesis is to explore corruption prevention and combating issues in public procurement sphere, to identify the prevalence rates, determinants and contributing factors and prevention opportunities in Latvia. In the first chapter the author analyzes theoretical aspects of understanding corruption in public procurement, with particular emphasis on corruption definition problem, its nature, causes and consequences. A separate section is dedicated to the public procurement concept, mechanism and legal framework. In the first part of this work the author presents cognitive methodology of corruption in public procurement field, based on which the author has carried out an analysis of corruption situation in public procurement in Republic of Latvia. In the second chapter of the thesis the author analyzes the problem of corruption in public procurement, including its historical aspects, typology and classification of corruption subjects involved, corruption risk elements in public procurement and their identification. During the development of the second chapter author’s practical experience in public procurements was widely used. The third and fourth chapter deals with issues related to the prevention and combating corruption in public procurement, namely the operation of the concept, principles, methods and techniques, subjects in Republic of Latvia, as well as an analysis of foreign experience in preventing and combating corruption. The fifth chapter is devoted to the corruption prevention and combating perspectives and their assessment. In this chapter the author has made the evaluation of corruption prevention and combating measures efficiency in Republic of Latvia, assessment of anti-corruption legislation development stage in public procurement field in Latvia. At the end the author summarizes the results of the study: presents conclusions of the thesis and proposals to reduce corruption in public procurement in Republic of Latvia. The main text is laid out on 204 pages, illustrated with 17 tables. In the literature review there are 546 sources.
Translated title of the contributionPreventing and Combating Corruption in Public Procurement
Original languageLatvian
  • Vilks, Andrejs, First/Primary/Lead supervisor
Place of PublicationRiga
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Doctoral Thesis

Field of Science*

  • 5.5 Law

Publication Type*

  • 4. Doctoral Thesis


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