A Contemporary Concept of Management of an Anti-Corruption Authority
During the last decade good governance became a paradigm, allowing the values and standards of democracy, human rights and the rule of law to be applied in practice. It is included as an European citizens right in the current Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, and it contains, in a direct or a synthesis form, most of the other rights. As a guiding principle in the administrative practice of EU, good governance obliges institutions in the Union to respect certain principles and rules of conduct in their relations with the public. Based on a review of the concept of good governance at European and national level, the authors present an innovative model of good governance and its practical involvement in the governance of the Internal Security Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior. This model includes: basic principles, a development cycle and good governance of the Directorate. They were developed taking into account the very specific jurisdiction, functions and responsibilities of the Directorate as an anti-corruption body of the MoI of Bulgaria.
The made analysis shows that good governance is applicable in the strictly regulated internal security administration and its implementation contributes to increasing the efficiency of the work of the ISD-MoI as an anti-corruption authority. The inclusion of good governance is a response of the ISD-MoI of its present and future requirements as an anti-corruption body, respecting the principles, legality, values and norms of the society.
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