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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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    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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Research Article
22 Sep 2014

Fighting Corruption with Social Accountability: A Comparative Analysis of Social Accountability Mechanisms’ Potential to Reduce Corruption in Public Administration

ACRN Research Correspondent Brigitte Zimmerman reviews a recent paper that argues social accountability mechanisms are effective only against a backdrop of electoral accountability

Research Article
18 Sep 2014

Corruption, Intimidation, and Whistle-blowing: a Theory of Inference from Unverifiable Reports

Sylvain Chassang and Gerard Padró i Miquel explore anti-corruption mechanisms in which a principal relies on messages by an informed monitor to target intervention against a potentially misbehaving agent, and provide a method to measure underlying corruption.

Research Article
15 Sep 2014

Bribes and Ballots: The Impact of Corruption on Voter Turnout in Democracies

Stockemer, LaMontagne and Scruggs test the link between corruption and turnout in democracies.

Research Article
11 Sep 2014

The Impact of Anti-Corruption Strategies on Corruption Free Performance in Public Construction Projects

Research correspondent Donatella Casale presents an article by S.Z.S. Tabish and Kumar Neeraj Jha.

Research Article
09 Sep 2014

On the Interpretation of Bribery in a Laboratory Corruption Game: Moral Frames and Social Norms

ACRN Research Correspondent Eugen Dimant reviews a new paper on the validity of corruption experiments and the role of moral frames.

Research Article
03 Sep 2014

Human Trafficking in South Asia: Issues of Corruption and Human Security

An article that explores an emerging area of scholarship that connects public sector corruption with human rights violations.

Research Article
27 Aug 2014

How Business Community Institutions Can Help Fight Corruption

ACRN Research Correspondent Brigitte Zimmerman reviews a recent paper that formally models the role of a cross-firm business institution in anti-corruption efforts.

Research Article
18 Aug 2014

Cultures of Corruption

Using a natural experiment, Fisman and Miguel explore the importance of legal enforcement versus cultural norms in controlling corruption.

Research Article
11 Aug 2014

Whistle-Blowing: Individual and Organizational Determinants of the Decision to Report Wrongdoing in the Federal Government

ACRN Research Correspondent Donatella Casale highlights an article by Cristina F. Lavena that, based on the 2005 MSPB Merit Principles Survey’s data, empirically examines how general attitudes and values toward working in the public sector influence the likelihood of actual disclosures of wrongdoing in the U.S. Federal Government.

Research Article
23 Jul 2014

Legitimacy Issues and Multi-stakeholder Codes of Conduct

Mele and Schepers discuss the relevance of legitimacy issues, introducing a new concept of legitimacy in multi-stakeholder codes of conduct.

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