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    The ACRN Research Paper Competition 2014

    The Anti-Corruption Research Network (ACRN) invites submissions from young researchers for its annual anti-corruption research paper competition.

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    How to measure the immeasurable?

    Sofia Wickberg, PhD candidate at Science Po, looks back on a recent colloquium organised in Paris bringing together prominent corruption researchers.

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    Preventing corruption by eradicating academic corruption

    Guest blogger Dr. Riccardo Pelizzo explores the relationship between corrupt practices in higher education and corruption.

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    INVESTIGATING THE EFFICIENCY OF THE MOROCCAN ANTI-CORRUPTION CAMPAIGN

    ACRN Guest Blogger Nicolas Hamelin discusses a recent investigation he conducted into a 2012 social marketing campaign against corruption in Morocco. While it was widely publicized (reaching 60% of survey respondents), the campaign failed to make a real impact for two key reasons: the overly simplistic nature of the message and, ironically, the general public distrust of the government.

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    THE ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN ANTI-CORRUPTION: THE STORY OF UKRAINE

    ACRN Research Correspondent Niklas Kossow examines the role of civil society in trying to turn the momentum of the anti-Yanukovych Maidan protests into a viable anti-corruption movement, as well as the role of social media in sustaining this.

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Research Article
21 Jul 2014

RETHINKING THE INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION AGENDA: CIVIL SOCIETY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY

Author John M. Ackerman engages in the conceptual task of building a new and workable definition of accountability.

Research Article
10 Jul 2014

When Crime Pays: Measuring Judicial Efficacy against Corruption in Brazil

ACRN Research Correspondent Patricia Luque Carreiro examines how to measure the judicial system's effectiveness by comparing corruption conviction rates from administrative tribunals with the judgements of criminal and civil courts for the same cases.

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10 Jul 2014

The Role of Power in Organisational Corruption

What influence do organisational power structures exert on the prevalence of corruption in a given institution? What are the different kinds of corruption risks at different levels of an organisation?

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10 Jul 2014

How Institutions Shape Land Deals: The Role of Corruption

ACRN Research Correspondent Eugen Dimant reviews a new paper considering the relationship between corruption and dubious land deals across the Global South, which are often made at the expense of the local population.

Research Article
24 Jun 2014

Authoritarian Restraints on Online Activism Revisited: Why "I-Paid-A-Bribe" Worked in India but Failed in China

Yuen Yuen Ang considers the success of the website I-paid-a-bribe. While the Indian site was successful in helping to combat corruption in Bangalore, a Chinese equivalent did not show a similar success. By showing the differences of the two websites, Ang shows that the authoritarian policies in China result in a civil society that lacks capacity and thus could not make use of an online tool such as I-paid-a-bribe.

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24 Jun 2014

Study on the Role of Social Media for Enhancing Transparency and Accountability in Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States: Emerging Models, Opportunities and Challenges

Social Media has a growing role in helping to provide transparency and accountability in governance. Yet, they provide both challenges and opportunities for the fight against corruption. Reviewing a number of projects in the field gives the possibility to classify them and identify their potential.

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24 Jun 2014
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24 Jun 2014

Transparency in Financial Reporting: Is Country-by-Country Reporting Suitable to Combat International Profit Shifting?

ACRN Research Correspondent Likumbi Kapihya reviews a new discussion paper published by the Centre for European Economic Research, highlighting the challenges of using Country-by-Country reporting (CbCR) to promote financial integrity among highly profitable multinational companies.

Research Article
19 Jun 2014

Supporting the Transitions in North Africa: The Case for a Joined-Up Approach

The EU’s response to the Arab Spring is seen as one of its biggest missed opportunities. It has been unable to bring together its different tools of foreign, development and security policy into a strategic joined-up approach.

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27 May 2014

The Economics of Corruption 2014: Seeking the Nudges for Reform

The 2014 Economics of Corruption will focus on experimental and behavioral approaches to corruption and governance. Findings from the lab and the field are surveyed, linked to survey-data and confronted with theory. The course is directed towards PhD and Master-students in the social sciences (political science, law, economics, business administration, sociology, psychology) who are applying experimental methods in their respective fields and are willing to exchange ideas across disciplinary ...

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