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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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    ACRN SPOTLIGHT ARTICLE: CITIZEN RESPONSES TO CORRUPTION SCANDALS

    Brigitte Zimmerman considers the effect of information about corruption on citizens’ involvement in anti-corruption efforts, showing that citizens respond to information about corruption scandals differently depending on their partisanship and the economic impact of the corruption.

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    A NEW TREATY ON BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS? PLUS: THE UNCAC, EITI AND PETTY CORRUPTION IN POST-ARAB SPRING TUNISIA

    In the wake of the UNHRC’s resolution in June to work towards a new treaty on business and human rights, Keith Henderson, professor at the Washington College of Law, considers the possible implications for the anti-corruption community. He also presents a paper on Tunisia’s legal anti-corruption framework post-revolution.

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    WOMEN AND CORRUPTION IN PUBLIC SERVICE: THE SRI LANKAN EXPERIENCE

    To identify the distinct effects of corruption on women and their relative vulnerability when obtaining public services, Transparency International Sri Lanka conducted a research project entitled Women's Experience of Corruption in Public Service

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    Let’s Create Sub-National Corruption Perception Indexes for the BRICS

    A new post from Professor Matthew Stephenson makes the case for regional corruption perceptions indexes to account for heterogeneity across regions, particularly in BRICS countries and those with substantial political decentralization.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Why Anticorruption Reforms Fail-Systemic Corruption as a Collective Action Problem

The authors discuss why many anti-corruption reforms, especially in those countries where corruption has become systemic, didn’t result in a significant decrease of the corruption level.

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