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The impact of corruption on EU financial aid in European Neighbourhood countries
15 Aug 2016

The impact of corruption on EU financial aid in European Neighbourhood countries

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.

'The Quest for Good Governance'
06 Aug 2015

'The Quest for Good Governance'

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi's 'The Quest for Good Governance' Cambridge University Press book, available from August 2015

VIRTUOUS CIRCLES CONFERENCE: LESSONS LEARNED
21 Jul 2015

VIRTUOUS CIRCLES CONFERENCE: LESSONS LEARNED

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.

Descriptive Norms of Corruption or “I bribe because everybody else does”
17 Jul 2015

Descriptive Norms of Corruption or “I bribe because everybody else does”

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

Understanding the role of political corruption in African land sectors
17 Jul 2015

Understanding the role of political corruption in African land sectors

A guest blog by students from the London School of Economics, outlining the results of their study about land and political corruption in Africa.

The use of social media in fighting corruption
29 Jun 2015

The use of social media in fighting corruption

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.

The Role of Private Actors and Facilitators in Corruption
24 Jun 2015

The Role of Private Actors and Facilitators in 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

Research Article
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.

Research Article
24 Mar 2015

Using behavioural insights to foster benign public norms and good governance

Dieter Zinnbauer shares some reflections on a fascinating brainstorm workshop.

Research Article
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

Corruption: Good Governance Powers Innovation
19 Mar 2015

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.

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.

Shifting the blame to bureaucrats: How political corruption can hide behind bureaucratization
12 Mar 2015

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.

Technology against corruption: beyond apps and social media
29 Jan 2015

Technology against corruption: beyond apps and social media

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.

From corruption to state capture: a new analytical framework
20 Jan 2015

From corruption to state capture: a new analytical framework

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.

Anti-Corruption Revolutions: When Civil Society Steps In
15 Jan 2015

Anti-Corruption Revolutions: When Civil Society Steps In

Can an empowered civil society with access to public information make a difference in the fight against corruption?

Mainstreaming ethics and anti-corruption in higher education: the Poznan Declaration
13 Jan 2015

Mainstreaming ethics and anti-corruption in higher education: the Poznan Declaration

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.

The question of how Denmark got to be Denmark – a historical pathway of fighting corruption
17 Dec 2014

The question of how Denmark got to be Denmark – a historical pathway of fighting corruption

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.

New perspectives on the history of corruption and why they are important
24 Nov 2014

New perspectives on the history of corruption and why they are important

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
20 Nov 2014

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.

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