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This blog post profiles some of the main arguments in favour and against the practice of revolving door. It then examines to what extent these arguments are substantiated by the latest crop of empirical studies in the field, finding that downside risks outweigh upside benefits. This is the first part of a blog series on the revolving door phenomenon.
In a first blog, Dieter Zinnbauer looked at some of the main arguments in favour and against the practice of revolving door and how they are substantiated by the latest empirical studies, finding that downside risks outweigh upside benefits. This blog focusses on the research approaches and data that are being used to study the revolving door phenomenon.
In this seminal article Clay Shirky analyses the potential of social media to induce political change. He argues that social media are an important tool to support civil society and the public sphere and that they can be vital in forming a political environment of change.
This paper makes an attempt at testing the external validity of corruption lab experiments.
ACRN Research Correspondent Eugen Dimant reviews a new paper on the interrelation between the citizens’ right to "recall" officials and corruption levels.
Under which conditions can multi-stakeholder initiatives be legitimated? – Mena and Palazzo try to give the answer by presenting a set of newly developed legitimacy criteria, illustrating their concept with a wide range of MSI examples.
Fighting Corruption with Social Accountability: A Comparative Analysis of Social Accountability Mechanisms’ Potential to Reduce Corruption in Public Administration
ACRN Research Correspondent Brigitte Zimmerman reviews a recent paper that argues social accountability mechanisms are effective only against a backdrop of electoral accountability
Sylvain Chassang and Gerard Padró i Miquel explore anti-corruption mechanisms in which a principal relies on messages by an informed monitor to target intervention against a potentially misbehaving agent, and provide a method to measure underlying corruption.
Stockemer, LaMontagne and Scruggs test the link between corruption and turnout in democracies.
The Impact of Anti-Corruption Strategies on Corruption Free Performance in Public Construction Projects
Research correspondent Donatella Casale presents an article by S.Z.S. Tabish and Kumar Neeraj Jha.
ACRN Research Correspondent Eugen Dimant reviews a new paper on the validity of corruption experiments and the role of moral frames.
An article that explores an emerging area of scholarship that connects public sector corruption with human rights violations.
ACRN Research Correspondent Brigitte Zimmerman reviews a recent paper that formally models the role of a cross-firm business institution in anti-corruption efforts.
Using a natural experiment, Fisman and Miguel explore the importance of legal enforcement versus cultural norms in controlling corruption.
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.