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    Shifting the blame to bureaucrats: How political corruption can hide behind bureaucratization

    Are reformers at the political level stymied by unprofessional or corrupt bureaucrats, or are politicians writing laws that are never meant to be implemented? Matt Loftis presents the first empirical evidence that politicians delegate to trusted bureaucrats to diminish political responsibility for policy.

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    Guest Post: Typologies of (Anti-) Corruption — How Much More Boring Can It Get? Or Maybe Not…

    Dieter Zinnbauer, Senior Program Manager for Emerging Policy Issues at Transparency International, talk about the inspiration one can derive from playing around with different ways to look at and classify different types of (anti)corruption.

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    Corruption: Good Governance Powers Innovation

    Alina Mungiu-Pippidi explains that the potential for innovation of a country is highly dependent on the quality of national governance.

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    Video interviews of anti-corruption researchers

    In eight video interviews, six anti-corruption researchers talk about their research, what they learned, the new and promising areas of anti-corruption research and give tips to help young researchers interested in this field.

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Political corruption distorts the political and policy process and renders it more favourable to certain groups and less effective generally. Recent research has yielded a wealth of new knowledge about the impact of certain economic, political and institutional conditions on corruption, but what can be done to change the prevalence of corruption in contemporary politics?

ANTICORRP Researchers Published in New Handbook of Political Corruption

A new volume, the Routledge Handbook of Political Corruption, has just been published and includes a number of chapters by ANTICORRP researchers.

ANTICORRP Researchers Win New Project

Five European research institutes, including two ANTICORRP consortium institutions have just won a new EU-funded research project, DIGIWHIST, aimed at empowering society to combat public sector corruption.

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