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    Shifting the blame to bureaucrats: How political corruption can hide behind bureaucratization

    Are reformers at the political level stymied by unprofessional or corrupt bureaucrats, or are politicians writing laws that are never meant to be implemented? Matt Loftis presents the first empirical evidence that politicians delegate to trusted bureaucrats to diminish political responsibility for policy.

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    Corruption: Good Governance Powers Innovation

    Alina Mungiu-Pippidi explains that the potential for innovation of a country is highly dependent on the quality of national governance.

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    Video interviews of anti-corruption researchers

    In eight video interviews, six anti-corruption researchers talk about their research, what they learned, the new and promising areas of anti-corruption research and give tips to help young researchers interested in this field.

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    National Anticorruption Strategies: Lessons from the Asia-Pacific Region

    Released by UNDP Bangkok office on December 9, "Anticorruption Strategies: Understanding What Works, What Doesn’t and Why — Lessons from the Asia-Pacific Region" draws on the experience of 14 countries in the region to help guide policymakers wanting to promulgate a national strategy or revise an existing one.

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26 Mar 2015

GLOBAL POLICIES AND LOCAL PRACTICE: LOOSE AND TIGHT COUPLINGS IN MULTI-STAKEHOLDER INITIATIVES

ACRN research correspondent Berta van Schoor reviews a paper on how multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs) can be linked to network theory.

Research Article
24 Mar 2015

Using behavioural insights to foster benign public norms and good governance

Dieter Zinnbauer shares some reflections on a fascinating brainstorm workshop.

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20 Mar 2015

BRIBERY HITS 1.6 BILLION PEOPLE EACH YEAR

In this blog, Pr. Richard Rose and Dr. Caryn Peiffer present their latest research on bribery in the public sector

The Slovenian anti-corruption phenomenon
17 Mar 2015

The Slovenian anti-corruption phenomenon

In this blog, Yuliy A. Nisnevich presents the reults of his research the Slovenia phenomenon: the country demonstrates one of the best results of anti-corruption measures among all post-Soviet governments, even without a formal purge of old leadership.

Research Article
05 Mar 2015

Regulation of Speech and Media Coverage of Corruption: An Empirical Analysis of the Mexican Press

ACRN Research Correspondent Brigitte Zimmerman reviews an article by Piero Stanig that considers the effect of legislation restricting media freedom on corruption media coverage.

Returning ‘Politically Exposed Persons’ Illicit Assets from Switzerland – International Law in the Force Field of Complexity and Conditionality
02 Dec 2014

Returning ‘Politically Exposed Persons’ Illicit Assets from Switzerland – International Law in the Force Field of Complexity and Conditionality

Research correspondent Giulio Nessi reviews an article dealing with the international law implications of illegally acquired assets being transferred to Switzerland by ‘Politically Exposed Persons.’

Indignation or Resignation: The Implications of Transparency for Societal Accountability
26 Nov 2014

Indignation or Resignation: The Implications of Transparency for Societal Accountability

ACRN Research Correspondent Brigitte Zimmerman reflects on the findings of an article by Monika Bauhr and Marcia Grimes that considers the conditions under which transparency results in citizen engagement.

Breaking the Resource Curse: Transparency in the Natural Resource Sector and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
05 Nov 2014

Breaking the Resource Curse: Transparency in the Natural Resource Sector and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Transparency a panacea for resource rich countries? - A new empirical analysis shows mixed results with regard to the effectiveness of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).

Using ICTs to create a culture of transparency: E-government and social media as openness and anti-corruption tools for societies
03 Nov 2014

Using ICTs to create a culture of transparency: E-government and social media as openness and anti-corruption tools for societies

Bertot, Jaeger and Grimes assess the potential for ICTs to be a change agent for openness and transparency. While they show the difficulties in the acceptance of these tools in some societies, the authors remain optimistic about their potential impact and formulate recommendations on how to use ICTs to support transparency in the fight against corruption

Research Article
27 Oct 2014

Nobody likes a rat: On the willingness to report lies and the consequences thereof

How do groups react towards known whistleblowers in their midst? Apparently, they try to get rid of them. This study indicates that even the non-corrupt individuals prefer not having whistleblowers in their groups.

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ANTICORRP Researchers Published in New Handbook of Political Corruption

A new volume, the Routledge Handbook of Political Corruption, has just been published and includes a number of chapters by ANTICORRP researchers.

Doublethink, Russian Style

Why do people have double standards?

ANTICORRP Researchers Win New Project

Five European research institutes, including two ANTICORRP consortium institutions have just won a new EU-funded research project, DIGIWHIST, aimed at empowering society to combat public sector corruption.

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