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Magdalena Lyubenova won the Transparency International competition for the best anti-corruption thesis at the College of Europe for her study of the impact of corruption on the European Neighbourhood Policy. Below, she describes her findings.
Alina Mungiu-Pippidi's 'The Quest for Good Governance' Cambridge University Press book, available from August 2015
Here, Aram Khaghaghordyan reports back on the conference “Understanding Governance Virtuous Circles: Who Succeeds and Why” (July 8-12, 2015), organized by Hertie School’s European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building (ERCAS), which assembled the biggest names in the international anti-corruption and democratization in order to identify patterns that have led to national success stories (“virtuous circles”) in fighting corruption.
Guest writer Nils Köbis discusses some new research on the impact of corruption as 'normal' behaviour. Nils is a PhD student from the VU University Amsterdam
A guest blog by students from the London School of Economics, outlining the results of their study about land and political corruption in Africa.
A guest blog from a student group from the Copenhagen Business School, outlining the results of their study on social media and anti-corrutpion. The study explores how social media analytics could help us better understand what people think and do or do not do about corruption.
Marta Erquicia shares the findings of research into what investigative journalism can tell us about corruption in Latin America. Marta is a Senior Regional Coordinator in the Americas Department of Transparency International
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.
Dieter Zinnbauer shares some reflections on a fascinating brainstorm workshop.
In this blog, Pr. Richard Rose and Dr. Caryn Peiffer present their latest research on bribery in the public sector
Alina Mungiu-Pippidi explains that the potential for innovation of a country is highly dependent on the quality of national governance.
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.
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.
This blog post looks at government use of technology for integrity in the areas of procurement, judicial systems, customs controls, voter registration and tax filing.
A recent paper published by the Corruption Research Center Budapest offers an exciting new take on how to analyse state capture; a term which is widely debated and used, yet has so far largely escaped a precise analytical definition and measurement.
Can an empowered civil society with access to public information make a difference in the fight against corruption?
In this blog, Marcus Tannenberg from the Quality of Government Institute presents the “Poznan Declaration”, a declaration aiming at mainstreaming ethics and anti-corruption throughout higher education.
Historian Mette Frisk Jensen summarizes some of the latest findings in her research on the history of anti-corruption in Denmark since the 17th century.
Historian Ronald Kroeze explains that research on the history of corruption should affect our understanding of corruption and anti-corruption.
A Crook is a Crook ... But is He Still a Crook Abroad? On the Effect of Immigration on Destination-Country Corruption
ACRN Research correspondent Eugen Dimant gives an insight into his working paper, co-written with Tim Krieger and Margarete Redlin, on the effect of immigration on the host country’s level of corruption.