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A guest blog from a student group from the Copenhagen Business School, outlining the results of their study on social media and anti-corrutpion. The study explores how social media analytics could help us better understand what people think and do or do not do about corruption.
Marta Erquicia shares the findings of research into what investigative journalism can tell us about corruption in Latin America. Marta is a Senior Regional Coordinator in the Americas Department of Transparency International
ADBI offers opportunities for Post-doctoral Scholars (career starters), Visiting Researchers (established scholars), and Visiting Fellows (senior academics) to work at ADBI premises in Tokyo on topics of mutual interest to ADBI and applicants, preferably related to ongoing ADBI projects.
ACRN Research Correspondent Brigitte Zimmerman reviews an article by Marie Poprawe that considers how corruption may be affecting tourism.
Three day-long courses at the University of Sydney which aim to raise participant’s awareness of the issue of corruption and corruption risk, equip them with a basic knowledge of the principles of corruption prevention, and the practical steps that they can take.
ACRN research correspondent Berta van Schoor reviews a paper by Marquette and Peiffer that discusses the potential of principal-agent theory and collective action theory in explaining the persistence of systemic corruption.
The Global Rule of Law Exchange is a new programme of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law in London supported by global law firm Jones Day. The Exchange seeks to address key challenges posed by global development and its relationship to the rule of law. It will consider the challenges in respect of developing the rule of law in emerging economies, with regard to issues such as access to justice, corruption, legal certainty, government decision-making and the measurement of success in rule ...
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.
Dieter Zinnbauer provides insight into social media based crowd-sourcing initiatives and how they are used in anti-corruption work. By analysing current initiatives and literature on corruption and social mobilisation he gives an outlook on how such mechanisms could be improved in the future.
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.