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Research Article ACRN Blog: Audits and Anti-Corruption
In this blog post, ACRN Contributing Editor Paul Lagunes takes an in-depth look at auditing as a monitoring mechanism. He surveys the evidence thus far on the effectiveness of auditing as an anti-corruption tool and finds that while there is some data to suggest that audits can lead to the reduction of corruption, much more work is needed to understand the particular conditions under which audits are most effective.
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Research Article ACRN Blog: Reflections from a Research Conference
ACRN contributing editor Nicholas Charron recently attended the APSA (American Political Science Association) annual conference which was held in Seattle on 1 - 4 September 2011. In this post he shares his thoughts on the interesting panels, findings and trends in corruption research from political scientists around the world.
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Research Article The Role of Corruption in Peacebuilding
In this Featured Research Article commissioned by the Anti-Corruption Research Network, authors Dominik Zaum and Christine Cheng explore the challenges and complexities of combating corruption in the peacebuilding process.
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Research Article Curbing Corruption and Enhancing Trust in Government:
Some Lessons from Singapore and Hong Kong
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Research Article New issue of the ACRN Quarterly!
Do you want to find out about the latest in corruption research? Check out the new issue of our Anti-Corruption Research Network Quarterly .
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Research Article A treasure trove of insights for anti-corruption work...
Dieter Zinnbauer, who works on emerging issues for TI, gives us a preview from the American Political Science Association's upcoming meetings in Chicago.
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DataSet National Elections Across Democracy and Autocracy
The principal investigators introduce a unique dataset that provides in-depth information on all elections from 1996-2006 in 158 countries. This comprehensive election-level set diverges from standard cross-temporal, cross-national datasets in that it uses separate election events (the electionid variable) as the identifying variable, in contrast to the country-year structure that is generally prevalent in current work on electoral data. The nature of the dataset allows the electionid to be collapsed into required units of analysis, as well as providing the opportunity to analyse elections by type. Additionally, by avoiding the country-year structure, the NELDA dataset allows researchers to analyse variation between elections within country-years. NELDA includes over 50 substantive variables that concentrate on the presence of competition, varying electoral processes, external involvement in election processes, and characteristics that set apart democratic polities from autocratic ones. The data can prove useful for researchers studying political corruption. Overall, this dataset adds an important contribution in both its extensive coverage of democratic and autocratic elections and its structure based on election events rather than country-years. The dataset forms the foundation for the investigators' forthcoming manuscript “National Elections Across Democracy and Autocracy: Which Elections Can Be Lost?”.
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DataSet 2011 Ibrahim Index of African Governance
the Ibrahim Index is the most comprehensive collection of quantitative data that provides an annual assessment of governance performance in every African country. It compiles 86 indicators grouped into 14 sub-categories and four overarching categories to measure the effective delivery of public goods and services to African citizens. Topics covered by the index include: Rule of law, accountability, personal safety, participation, gender, human rights, public management, infrastructure, education and health.
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Call for Papers Octet Stream Call for papers: The MENA region and post-2015 development agenda (Deadline: 30.10.2014)
The American University in Cairo (AUC) will be hosting its annual research conference on the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region and post-2015 development agenda on March 16-18, 2015. AUC's School of Business together with the Center for Sustainable Development, the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and the Graduate School of Education have collaborated in organizing this conference in association with key regional and international players. They have opened a call for papers for this event.
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Course Politics and Corruption (University of Chittagong, Bangladesh)
This course has been offered to the 4th year B.S.S. Honours students in the department of Political Science at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, since 2006. Developed by Professor Muhammad Yeahia Akhter, it looks at global and domestic trends in political corruption and their impact on development, with a special emphasis on Bangladesh.
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