Sofia Wickberg, PhD candidate at Science Po, looks back on a recent colloquium organised in Paris bringing together prominent corruption researchers.
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.
Guest blogger Dr. Riccardo Pelizzo explores the relationship between corrupt practices in higher education and corruption.
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.
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.
Sri Lankan society is very diverse, representing various socio-economic environments and ethnic groups. While these unequal conditions certainly nurture corruption, its impact on different communities is highly differentiated. To identify the distinct effects of corruption on women and their relative vulnerability when obtaining public services, Transparency International Sri Lanka recently conducted a research project entitled Women's Experience of Corruption in Public Service. Here, Mohammad ...
Brigitte Zimmerman, Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, considers several recent research contributions on 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.
Promoting, Implementing and Navigating Global Anti-Corruption and Human Rights Rules: A New Global Integrated Paradigm for Key Stakeholders
Keith Henderson, professor at the Washington College of Law, takes stock of existing collaborations between different stakeholders working on anti-corruption and human rights. He also presents a new research paper on using UNCAC to tackle corruption in the penal system.
In the lead-up to meetings at the end of June on a UN convention to eliminate discrimination against women, it is time we recognise why and how corruption discriminates against women and girls differently than it does men.
Global Corruption, Good Governance and the UNCAC: A Model Multi-Disciplinary Syllabus from the UNODC
Keith Henderson, professor at the Washington College of Law, discusses a new anti-corruption course he has developed in conjunction with the UNODC. The new model course can be adopted, edited and offered by any university, government, NGO or business to tailor it to their needs and local context. He also presents a new research paper on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.
ACRN Research Correspondent Brigitte Zimmerman reviews a recent paper that formally models the role of a cross-firm business institution in anti-corruption efforts.
Whistle-Blowing: Individual and Organizational Determinants of the Decision to Report Wrongdoing in the Federal Government
ACRN Research Correspondent Donatella Casale highlights an article by Cristina F. Lavena that, based on the 2005 MSPB Merit Principles Survey’s data, empirically examines how general attitudes and values toward working in the public sector influence the likelihood of actual disclosures of wrongdoing in the U.S. Federal Government.
Author John M. Ackerman engages in the conceptual task of building a new and workable definition of accountability.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.