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    Corruption in EU financial aid in the European Neighbourhood countries

    Magdalena Lyubenova discusses her winning entry to the Transparency International competition for the best anti-corruption thesis.

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    TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ON INTEGRITY 2016 – THE GLOBAL MEETING OF YOUNG LEADERS

    Paulius Murauskas, of Transparency International's Lithuanian Chapter, gives a snapshot of what can be expected from attending the Transparency International School on Integrity in 2016.

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    Levels of public integrity show multi-speed Europe

    New ranking of public integrity in the European Union Member States shows Finland leading, with Bulgaria lagging behind.

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    Friends with benefits? Join the debate on policy capture at the OECD Itegrity Forum!

    A guest blog from Michael Johnston and Frédéric Boehm. Michael is the Charles A. Dana Professor of political science at Colgate University, USA. Frédéric is a Policy Analyst at the OECD.

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Global Rule of Law Exchange Call for Think Pieces & Practice Notes
29 May 2015

Global Rule of Law Exchange Call for Think Pieces & Practice Notes

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 ...

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04 May 2015

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.

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23 Apr 2015

Crowd-sourcing corruption: some challenges, some possible futures

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.

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14 Apr 2015

Does Social Media Promote Civic Activism? Evidence from a Field Experiment

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.

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09 Apr 2015

The Antecedents and Effects of Corruption – A Reassessment of Current (Empirical) Findings

Eugen Dimant presents his survey of empirical literature on measuring corruption using both micro and macro data, as well as on the antecedents of corruption.

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26 Mar 2015

GLOBAL POLICIES AND LOCAL PRACTICE: LOOSE AND TIGHT COUPLINGS IN MULTI-STAKEHOLDER INITIATIVES

ACRN research correspondent Berta van Schoor reviews a paper on how multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs) can be linked to network theory.

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24 Mar 2015

Using behavioural insights to foster benign public norms and good governance

Dieter Zinnbauer shares some reflections on a fascinating brainstorm workshop.

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20 Mar 2015

BRIBERY HITS 1.6 BILLION PEOPLE EACH YEAR

In this blog, Pr. Richard Rose and Dr. Caryn Peiffer present their latest research on bribery in the public sector

The Slovenian anti-corruption phenomenon
17 Mar 2015

The Slovenian anti-corruption phenomenon

In this blog, Yuliy A. Nisnevich presents the reults of his research the Slovenia phenomenon: the country demonstrates one of the best results of anti-corruption measures among all post-Soviet governments, even without a formal purge of old leadership.

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05 Mar 2015

Regulation of Speech and Media Coverage of Corruption: An Empirical Analysis of the Mexican Press

ACRN Research Correspondent Brigitte Zimmerman reviews an article by Piero Stanig that considers the effect of legislation restricting media freedom on corruption media coverage.

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ANTICORRP Research Pioneer Measurements on Government Favouritism

Researchers of the EU FP7 ANTICORRP project recently published the third volume of the policy series “The Anticorruption Report”.

Book Launch

The Hertie School of Governance and the ANTICORRP research project are hosting a book launch and roundtable discussion to discuss Alina Mungiu-Pippidi's new book...

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