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Using ICTs to create a culture of transparency: E-government and social media as openness and anti-corruption tools for societies Bertot, Jaeger and Grimes assess the potential for ICTs to be a change agent for openness and transparency. While they show the difficulties in the acceptance of these tools in some societies, the authors remain optimistic about their potential impact and formulate recommendations on how to use ICTs to support transparency in the fight against corruption Read More...
Posted at Oct 16, 2014 04:15 PM
The Political Power of Social Media: Technology, the Public Sphere, and Political Change 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. Read More...
Posted at Oct 16, 2014 04:03 PM
The Role of Civil Society in Anti-Corruption: the Story of Ukraine ACRN Research Correspondent Niklas Kossow examines the role of civil society in trying to turn the momentum of the anti-Yanukovych Maidan protests into a viable anti-corruption movement, as well as the role of social media in sustaining this. Read More...
Posted at Jul 14, 2014 03:29 PM
Investigating the efficiency of the Moroccan Anti-Corruption Campaign ACRN Guest Blogger Nicolas Hamelin discusses a recent investigation he conducted into a 2012 social marketing campaign against corruption in Morocco. While it was widely publicized (reaching 60% of survey respondents), the campaign failed to make a real impact for two key reasons: the overly simplistic nature of the message and, ironically, the general public distrust of the government. Read More...
Posted at Jul 14, 2014 11:55 AM
Authoritarian Restraints on Online Activism Revisited: Why "I-Paid-A-Bribe" Worked in India but Failed in China Yuen Yuen Ang considers the success of the website I-paid-a-bribe. While the Indian site was successful in helping to combat corruption in Bangalore, a Chinese equivalent did not show a similar success. By showing the differences of the two websites, Ang shows that the authoritarian policies in China result in a civil society that lacks capacity and thus could not make use of an online tool such as I-paid-a-bribe. Read More...
Posted at Jun 24, 2014 11:20 AM
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Anti-Corruption Courses and Trainings (1)
  • Corruption, Development, and Good Governance (George Washington University) This course examines corruption from real world as well as scholarly perspectives. It uses case studies, debates, guest lectures, and items from the news to examine how corruption can affect effective governance at the national and international levels and its trade spillovers. It also examines how new technologies and strategies (from cell phones to the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative) can reduce corruption and improve governance. Read More...
    Posted at Jan 30, 2012 04:36 PM
 
 

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