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The Global Financial Crisis and The Transnational Anti-Corruption Regime: A Call For Regulation of the World Bank’s Lending Practices
Is there any similarity between the lending practice of the World Bank Group and the functioning of the U.S. financial system prior to the crisis? ACRN Research Correspondent Giulio Nessi comments on the current anti-corruption policies of major international financial institutions and illustrates an article investigating the parallelism between the corruption risk underlying the two mechanisms.
This article presents interesting results from a field experiment investigating the contribution of social media to the promotion of civic activism. Overall it found that social media can support activism by instilling a greater feeling of community and optimism about the success of a cause.
Eugen Dimant presents his survey of empirical literature on measuring corruption using both micro and macro data, as well as on the antecedents of corruption.
ACRN research correspondent Berta van Schoor reviews a paper on how multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs) can be linked to network theory.
Dieter Zinnbauer shares some reflections on a fascinating brainstorm workshop.
In this blog, Pr. Richard Rose and Dr. Caryn Peiffer present their latest research on bribery in the public sector
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.
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
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.’
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.