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Key Research Articles (43)
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. Read More...
Posted at Jun 29, 2015 10:54 AM
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? Read More...
Posted at Jan 15, 2015 12:25 PM
Waging Battle on The Anticorruption Frontline New book argues that more regulation is not the answer to fighting corruption Read More...
Posted at Oct 31, 2014 09:36 AM
The Role of Academia in Anti-Corruption Collective Action Anti-corruption studies and research remain in their infancy due to the present lack of inter-disciplinary anti-corruption materials and funding at the donor level. The Anti-Corruption Academic Initiative (ACAD) seeks to address these issues. Read More...
Posted at Oct 13, 2014 09:55 AM
Input and Output Legitimacy of Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives 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. Read More...
Posted at Sep 18, 2014 05:42 PM
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Anti-Corruption Datasets (6)
Global Right to Information Rating The Right to Information (RTI) rating, which covers 89 countries around the world, was developed by Access Info Europe and the Centre for Law and Democracy. The central idea behind the RTI Rating is to provide RTI advocates, reformers, legislators and others with a reliable tool for assessing the overall strength of the legal framework in their country for RTI. The Rating also indicates the strengths and weaknesses of the legal framework in seven different categories, namely: Right of Access, Scope, Requesting Procedures, Exceptions and Refusals, Appeals, Sanctions and Protections, and Promotional Measures. There are a total of 61 Indicators, each with a range of possible scores which in most cases is 0-2, for a possible total of 150 points. The Indicators are drawn from a wide range of international standards on the right to information, as well as comparative study of numerous right to information laws from around the world. A standardised scoring tool, based on the Indicators, was developed to ensure that the points under each Indicator were allocated consistently across different countries. The scoring tool was then applied to each of the 89 countries with right to information laws around the world by researchers at CLD and AIE. The analysis shows vast room for improvement: two thirds of countries (64%) scored in the middle range, between 60 and 100 points out of 150. Typical weaknesses were the limited scope, over-broad exceptions regimes, shortcomings in oversight and appeals mechanisms, and lack of legal requirements to promote awareness of the public's right of access to information. Please see link for more details. Read More...
Posted at Jan 10, 2012 03:50 PM
2011 Aid Transparency Index The 2011 pilot Aid Transparency Index collects for the first time primary data on aid transparency levels, with help from civil society organisations (CSOs) in 34 countries. The Index assesses the availability of specific information items at organisational, country and activity level for 58 donor organisations, including bilateral and multilateral donors, International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and private foundations. It then ranks these donors by assigning scores for whether specific aid information was published combined with an organisational level assessment of whether the donor is participating in the International Aid Transparency Initiative and whether they have a Freedom of Information law (or equivalent disclosure policy). Read More...
Posted at Nov 15, 2011 02:20 PM
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. Read More...
Posted at Nov 08, 2011 03:41 PM
The European Social Survey, ESS Round 5 - 2010 The European Social Survey (ESS) is an academically-driven multi-country survey, which has been administered in over 30 countries to date. It has three aims - First, to monitor and interpret changing public attitudes and values within Europe and to investigate how they interact with Europe's changing institutions; Second, to advance and consolidate improved methods of cross-national survey measurement in Europe and beyond; and third, to develop a series of European social indicators, including attitudinal indicators. This fifth round of the survey covers 28 countries, which includes Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.The questionnaire includes two main sections, each consisting of approximately 120 items; a 'core' module which remains relatively constant from round to round, plus two or more 'rotating' modules, repeated at intervals. The core module aims to monitor change and continuity in a wide range of social variables, including media use; social and public trust; political interest and participation; socio-political orientations; governance and efficacy; moral; political and social values; social exclusion, national, ethnic and religious allegiances; well-being; health and security; human values; demographics and socio-economics. Read More...
Posted at Oct 27, 2011 10:30 AM
Freedom in the World 2011 Freedom in the World, Freedom House’s flagship publication, is a comparative assessment of global political rights and civil liberties. The Freedom in the World 2011 survey contains reports on 194 countries and 14 related and disputed territories. Each country report begins with a section containing the following information: population,capital, political rights (numerical rating), civil liberties (numerical rating), status (Free, Partly Free, or Not Free), and a 10-year ratings timeline. Read More...
Posted at Jul 06, 2011 10:13 AM
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Anti-Corruption Courses and Trainings (7)
  • 13th Postgraduate Certificate in Corruption Studies Call for Postgraduates to attend a three-week intensive anti-corruption course in Hong Kong, from 3-26 November 2015. Read More...
    Posted at Jul 10, 2015 02:32 PM
  • National Integrity System Summer School, 11-13 September 2013, Lisbon There is a tacit consensus among politicians, international organizations and civil society that the fight against the mismanagement of public expenditures and corruption is a key issue in order to strengthen and re-establish the legitimacy and sustainability of European democracies. Read More...
    Posted at Mar 07, 2014 05:17 PM
  • Economics of Corruption (University of Paderborn) This course at the University of Paderborn introduces you to different topics that are currently researched in the field of corruption. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 28, 2013 04:51 PM
  • Crime, Corruption and Democracy (Georgetown University) This course explores the dynamics of crime and corruption and their relationships with the creation and maintenance of democracy. The focus is less on law enforcement and justice administration than on assessing the significance of crime and corruption with respect to how both new and established democracies operate. It considers political institutions and processes as well as civic culture and civil society as determinants of criminal-political dynamics. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 07:41 PM
  • Corruption and Anti-Corruption (Australian National University) This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to the theory and practice of corruption and anti-corruption. It shows how different understandings of corruption suggest different remedies. Students will consider definitions, explanations and measures of corruption, and its links to development, politics and culture. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 11:53 AM
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