The Link between Corruption, Development, and Military Expenditures: Making the Case for Accession to NATO
Author: TUDOREL ANDREI and DANIEL TEODORESCU
Published in IJED, Vol. 7 No. 1
This article examines the relationships between corruption, development, and military expenditures among NATO and non-NATO countries. It is argued that the recent accession to NATO of Eastern European countries was not only a military process, but also a comprehensive reform process that will have important economic growth and human development consequences. Integration into the NATO structures is also expected to lower corruption.