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Research Article The ACRN Research Paper Competition 2010
In August 2010 the Anti-Corruption Research Network (ACRN) held its very first research paper competition for young scholars. We wanted to hear from young corruption researchers from various academic disciplines and regions about their thoughts, innovative approaches, and fresh insights on how the problem of corruption can be best understood and tackled. We received several high quality research papers spanning a wide variety of topics, from corruption issues in procurement or the health sector, to the role of corruption in post-conflict reconstruction, international anti-corruption conventions, and deforestation.
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Research Article Octet Stream ACRN Blog: A View from Canada
This blog post deals with corruption in Canada, a country that is commonly viewed as being relatively free from corruption. It suggests that when it comes to private sector corruption, particularly in the case of foreign bribery, Canada still has a long way to go.
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Research Article Corruption and Climate Governance
This Featured Research article takes an in-depth look at interesting avenues of research in the emerging area of corruption and climate governance.
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Research Article Blog: Economic Crisis and Anti-Corruption in the EU
In this blog post ACRN contributing editor Patrycja Szarek Mason examines the European Union's anti-corruption policy in light of the unfolding economic crisis. She gives us an understanding of the context in which the EU's anti-corruption policy has developed, the measures taken so far and the gaps that still remain in ensuring that anti-corruption can be a safe-guard against future economic crises.
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Research Article D source code 2011 ACRN Research Paper Contest Winners Announced!
We are very happy to announce the results of the 2011 ACRN Research Paper contest. This contest aims to give young scholars an opportunity to take up the challenge of filling important knowledge gaps, present innovative approaches for measuring and understanding corruption and showcase new findings on what works and what does not in tackling corruption. This year’s competition was intended for young scholars who are graduate students, post-doctoral fellows or scholars who have completed their PhDs within the last three years. The contest was made possible by the generous contributions of Transparency International, the Quality of Government Institute and the Institute for Security Studies.
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Research Article Shell Companies and Puppet Masters
In this Featured Research Article Jason Sharman takes a hard-hitting look at the role of shell companies in facilitating corrupt transactions.
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Research Article Blog: Investigative Journalism at Work
In this blog post ACRN contributing editor Paul Lagunes provides a concise summary of the groundbreaking investigative report published in the New York Times on the use of bribery in Wal-Mart’s operations in Mexico. Using this story as a focal point, Paul highlights the crucial role that investigative journalism and the free press have historically played in countering corruption in various contexts.
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Research Article chemical/x-pdb Blog: Structural Challenges to Anti-Corruption in Canada
In this blog post Robert Hanlon takes a critical look at anti-corruption efforts in Canada, one of the countries that is generally perceived to be "clean" in global rankings. He uncovers some disturbing trends in the practices of the private sector, especially in the construction industry. Robert sheds light on some of the underlying reasons of corrupt practices and the challenges faced by anti-corruption initiatives in Canada.
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Research Article Conference Report: American Sociological Association (ASA) Conference 2012
As the runner-up of the 2011 ACRN Research Paper contest David Jancsics was awarded a scholarship to attend a research conference of his choice. David chose to attend the 2012 American Sociological Conference. In this blog post he draws our attention to some interesting papers and panels that dealt with corruption and related topics.
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Research Article C header Corruption and Economic Growth
In this blog post ACRN contributing editor Andreas Assiotis examines and compares the effect corruption has on economic growth in democracies and authoritarian regimes. Andreas' submission on this thought-provoking research won the second place in the 2012 ACRN Research Paper contest for emerging researchers.
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