JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF AERONAUTICS AND A ›› 2017, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (1): 1-9.DOI: 10.13766/j.bhsk.1008-2204.2016.0099

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On Corruption of Provincial and Ministerial Officials in China: Based on 50 Cases from 2009 to 2015

DENG Song, LI Muwen   

  1. School of Public Administration, Yunnan University, Kunming Yunnan 650091, China
  • Received:2016-03-22 Online:2017-01-25 Published:2017-01-16


The corruption of senior officials has always been a hot issue of social concern. Research on this subject is conducive to the prevention and management of senior officials' corruption in the future.Taking 50 corruption cases of provincial and ministerial officials as example, this research selects and studies relevant indicators, and reaches the following results:corrupt officials at provincial and ministerial levels are mostly male; the number of highly educated corrupt officials has increased; the speed of case investigation and closing has increased; the average age of officials' first corruption has become younger, with most officials starting to corrupt from provincial level; cross-regional corruption has become a serious problem; and etc. Based on the Rational Choice Institutionalism theory and the data analysis, this paper explains the cause of corruption from the perspectives of corruption motivation and corruption opportunities.

Key words: senior officials, individual cases, corruption features, cause of corruption, rational choice institutionalism theory, administrative mechanism

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