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Posted by Ben Wheatland at Feb 02, 2016 03:05 PM |
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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...

The Quest for Good Governance: How Societies Develop Control of Corruption

17 February 2016 | 6.30 - 8.00 p.m.
Hertie School of Governance | Friedrichstraße 180 | 10117 Berlin

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi’s new book The Quest for Good Governance: How Societies Build Control of Corruption presents a comprehensive empirical theory of governance unifying important disparate contributions in the areas of corruption, quality of government and rule of law. Why do some societies manage to control corruption so that it manifests only occasionally, while other societies remain systemically corrupt? Mungiu-Pippidi’s book explores how societies reach the point where integrity becomes the norm and corruption the exception in how public affairs are run and public resources are allocated. The book outlines some of the lessons we have learned from historical and contemporary experiences in developing corruption control that can aid policy-makers and civil societies in steering and expediting this process. Using both historical and contemporary case studies and accessible statistics, Mungiu-Pippidi looks at how to diagnose, measure and change governance so that those entrusted with power and authority can effectively steward public resources.


Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Professor of Democracy Studies, Hertie School of Governance

Gunnar Folke Schuppert, Professor emeritus, Social Science Research Center Berlin

Finn Heinrich, Research Director, Transparency International

Janine R. Wedel, Professor, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University


Anne Koch, Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, Transparency International.

If you wish to attend, please register via fax (0049-30-259 219 444) or e-mail ( 

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