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Key Research Articles (36)
ACRN SPOTLIGHT ARTICLE: CITIZEN RESPONSES TO CORRUPTION SCANDALS Brigitte Zimmerman, Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, considers several recent research contributions on the effect of information about corruption on citizens’ involvement in anti-corruption efforts, showing that citizens respond to information about corruption scandals differently depending on their partisanship and the economic impact of the corruption. Read More...
Posted at Jul 03, 2014 10:39 AM
The Role of Parliaments in Curbing Corruption During the last two decades, literature on corruption has categorised various types of corruption, discussed the conditions under which corruption is believed to flourish and quantified the costs of corruption. Efforts have also been made to identify practical steps which can be taken to curb and possibly eliminate corruption. Within this latter stream of inquiry considerable attention has been paid to the role that legislature can play in preventing, combating and eventually reducing corruption. Read More...
Posted at Mar 07, 2014 03:51 PM
Inequality and Corruption in Democracies: A Vicious Cycle It is commonly accepted that democracies are generally less corrupt than more authoritarian forms of government, but attempts to explain varying levels of corruption in different democracies often resort to a vague allusion to the “maturity” of a given democracy. Read More...
Posted at Feb 05, 2014 04:57 PM
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. Read More...
Posted at Aug 30, 2013 06:17 PM
Book Review: Corruption, Anti-Corruption, and Governance When do anticorruption policies succeed? Stories from six countries. Read More...
Posted at Jul 30, 2013 09:27 PM
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Anti-Corruption Datasets (2)
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
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?”. Read More...
Posted at Oct 30, 2010 10:49 AM
 
Anti-Corruption Courses and Trainings (4)
  • 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. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 02:20 PM
  • Corruption, Development and Democracy (American University) This course discusses the causes of corruption and evaluates various strategies for eliminating the abuse of public authority for personal ends. It begins with questions of definition and measurement: How can corruption in its various forms be identified, and how can levels and the prevalence of corruption be measured? Second, it considers how corruption impacts government performance generally and perverts distribution by directing public resources for political favouritism or personal gain. This includes a blunt assessment of opportunism by the private sector and other actors. Third, it explores the roots of corruption in culture, weak governance, or structural distortions. Read More...
    Posted at Oct 03, 2010 05:56 PM
  • 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. Read More...
    Posted at Oct 03, 2010 05:24 PM
  • Ethics in American Politics (University of Florida) In recent decades, the focus of concern about political ethics has shifted to the problem of "conflicts of interest" between elected officials' private interests and their public duties, and to the regulation of campaign finance. This course examines theories of political ethics, important episodes of corruption, and the regulation of political ethics through elections and legislation. Read More...
    Posted at Sep 29, 2010 02:00 AM
 
 

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