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08: Corruption as a Globalising Factor – Challenges and Threats in Various Sectors

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In a world of general globalisation also corruption has become a globalising factor and a globalised phenomenon. As has been mentioned by P.D. Hutchcroft, corruption at its core leaves us with a dilemma:  While strong judicial, political, and administrative structures are essential to the creation and perpetuation of market economies, these structures are woefully undermined if they are themselves permeated by market mentality. Corruption is often described as a social disease; a disease to the stability of societies with a devastating impact on economic and social development as well as prosperity, interrupting the free and fair flow of international trade and (foreign) investment. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC, the equivalent of one trillion USD is paid for bribes every year. All these assets and resources get lost for the original cause, consequently increasing the price of  the product or  the service (without adding to its value) both micro- and macro-economically. In similar vein, research indicates that higher levels of corruption significantly decrease GNP growth rates. Corruption also undermines the institutions and values of democracy and undercuts ethical values, justice and equality. Inequality, however, increases corruption. Thus, an apodictic circulus vitiosus?

Generaldirektor, OLAF - Europäisches Amt für Betrugsbekämpfung, Brüssel
Nursing and Patient Advocate, Vienna
Institut für Konfliktforschung (IKF), Wien
Dean and Executive Secretary, IACA - International Anti Corruption Academy, Laxenburg

Franz-Hermann BRÜNER

Generaldirektor, OLAF - Europäisches Amt für Betrugsbekämpfung, Brüssel

Studium der Rechts-, Wirtschafts- und Politikwissenschaften an der Universität München Rechtsreferendar am Bayrischen Justizministerium Wahrnehmung zahlreicher Aufgaben, u.a. im Rahmen bedeutender Programme in und außerhalb Deutschlands Ermittlungs- und Strafrichter beim Amtsgericht, Weilheim i. Obb. Staatsanwalt, München Stellvertretender Leiter des Referats Strafrecht beim Bundesministerium der Justiz, Bonn Richter in Straf- und Zivilsachen beim Amtsgericht, Weilheim i. Obb. Oberstaatsanwalt, Stellvertretender Leiter des Referats Strafrecht, München Oberstaatsanwalt, Arbeitsgruppe Regierungskriminalität, Berlin Referatsleiter beim Sächsischen Staatsministerium der Justiz Oberstaatsanwalt bei der Generalstaatsanwaltschaft, München Oberstaatsanwalt, Leiter des Referats Wirtschaftskriminalität und Korruption bei der Staatsanwaltschaft München Leiter der Betrugsbekämpfungseinheit beim Hohen Repräsentanten in Bosnien-Herzegowina (BiH)
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Dr.in phil. Sigrid PILZ

Nursing and Patient Advocate, Vienna

Mitarbeiterin und Leiterin eines Jugendzentrums für benachteiligte Jugendliche, Innsbruck Leiterin, Abteilung für Internationale Familien- und Jugendpolitik, Bundesministerium für Soziale Sicherheit und Generationen, Wien Lektorin, Institut für Erziehungswissenschaften, Universität Innsbruck Grüne Gesundheitspolitikerin, Wiener Landtag und Gemeinderat, Gesundheitssprecherin der Wiener Grünen, Initiatorin von zwei gemeinderätlichen Untersuchungskommissionen in Wien
 Studium der Erziehungswissenschaften und Psychologie, Universität Innsbruck
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DDr. Hubert SICKINGER

Institut für Konfliktforschung (IKF), Wien

wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter des Instituts für Konfliktforschung in Wien
 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften (Mag. iur. 1988, Dr. iur. 1990) und der Politikwissenschaft (Mag. phil. 1991, Dr. phil. 1995) an der Universität Innsbruck
seit 1992
 Aktuelle Forschungsschwerpunkte/Forschungsprojekte und Publikationen beziehen sich auf das politische System Österreichs wie die vergleichende Politikforschung, v. a. zu den Themen Parteienforschung, Parteienfinanzierung, Korruptionsforschung, Parlamentarismus, lokale Politikforschung.

Mag. M.Sc. Martin KREUTNER

Dean and Executive Secretary, IACA - International Anti Corruption Academy, Laxenburg

 Mr. Kreutner is Dean and Executive Secretary of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA). He was Director of the Austrian Federal Bureau for Internal Affairs and President of the European Partners against Corruption (EPAC/EACN) network. He extensively lectured worldwide on anti-corruption, international humanitarian law, and security topics. He is/was member of several international boards and a senior reviewer for the United Nations, the Council of Europe, OECD, Transparency International, and the World Bank. He holds a Master in Law from the University of Innsbruck and a Master in Policing and Public Order Studies from the University of Leicester.

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Kategorie: all Breakout Plenary Social

30.08.2006

12:00 - 12:15 Opening Plenary
12:15 - 14:00 Globalisation: The Transition to a New Balance Plenary
14:30 - 16:00 Facts and Figures: China and India Plenary
18:30 - 21:30 Reception hosted by the Austrian National Bank Social

31.08.2006

07:00 - 08:30 The International Competition for Resources Plenary
09:00 - 10:30 Discussion Plenary
13:00 - 16:00 Working Group 08: Corruption as a Globalising Factor – Challenges and Threats in Various Sectors Breakout
13:00 - 16:00 Working Group 05: Global Capital Markets and the Role of Hedge Funds Breakout
13:00 - 16:00 Working Group 07: Plagiarism! What is the Value of Intellectual Property in Global Economy? Breakout
13:00 - 16:00 Working Group 11: Insurance Coverage in National and International Disasters Breakout
13:00 - 16:00 Working Group 03: Globalisation in Conflict with Economic Theory? Breakout
13:00 - 16:00 Working Group 01: Economic Factor and Resource of the Future: Environment and Energy Breakout
13:00 - 16:00 Working Group 09: Business and Development: The International Dimension of Corporate Social Responsibility Breakout
13:00 - 16:00 Working Group 02: Tourism: “New Markets Pay Off!” Breakout
13:00 - 16:00 Working Group 04: Fair Trade and the Fair Market of the Future Breakout
13:00 - 16:00 Working Group 06: Corporate Management and Corporate Strategies in the European-Asian Context Breakout
13:00 - 16:00 Working Group 10: European (Self-) Consciousness as Success Factor in Globalisation Breakout
16:30 - 18:00 Special Lecture: Globalisation, Transparency, Democratic Legitimation and Medial Coverage of Political Decision Making Plenary
18:00 - 21:30 Wine & Cheese Reception hosted by the Tourism and Leisure Industries Division Vienna of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber – WKO Social
18:30 - 21:30 Reception hosted by T-Systems Austria GesmbH and Tele2UTA Telecommunication Gmbh Social

01.09.2006

07:00 - 10:30 Political Perspectives Plenary
10:30 - 10:45 Closing Remarks Plenary