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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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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

Multi-stakeholder Groups for Better Sector Performance: A Key to Fighting Corruption in Natural-Resource Governance?

The authors critically discuss the impact of multi-stakeholder initiatives tackling policy issues like corruption.

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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.

Research Article
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.

Research Article
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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27 May 2014

Investigating the Causal Relationships between Causes of and Vulnerabilities to Corruption in the Chinese Public Construction Sector

Understanding relationships between causes of and vulnerabilities to corruption are essential in corruption research in construction because it addresses the fundamental issues of the widespread corruption in the public construction sector. Through an empirical survey, this study aims to investigate effects of the two causes of corruption, the flawed regulation systems and lack of a positive industrial climate, on five various kinds of corrupt vulnerabilities in China.

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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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