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.
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.
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.
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.
What is corruption and how do we measure it? How can we determine if anti-corruption measures work? Defining corruption is so tricky that even the UN does not attempt it, which makes the answer to the second question even more elusive