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Key Research Articles (25)
A Crook is a Crook ... But is He Still a Crook Abroad? On the Effect of Immigration on Destination-Country Corruption ACRN Research correspondent Eugen Dimant gives an insight into his working paper, co-written with Tim Krieger and Margarete Redlin, on the effect of immigration on the host country’s level of corruption. Read More...
Posted at Nov 18, 2014 12:40 PM
Human Trafficking in South Asia: Issues of Corruption and Human Security An article that explores an emerging area of scholarship that connects public sector corruption with human rights violations. Read More...
Posted at Sep 03, 2014 09:25 AM
Human Trafficking in South Asia: Issues of Corruption and Human Security An article that explores an emerging area of scholarship that connects public sector corruption with human rights violations. Read More...
Posted at Aug 28, 2014 09:18 AM
Governance in the Middle East and North Africa Governance in the Middle East and North African will be essential reading for scholars, activists and policy makers. This new Handbook presents the first comprehensive framework of the question of governance in the Middle East in its various forms and manifestations: political, economic, and government performance. Read More...
Posted at Jul 03, 2014 12:25 PM
THE EFFECT OF IMMIGRATION ON DESTINATION-COUNTRY CORRUPTION Among the countries with the highest level of corruption (according to the International Country Risk Guide), several countries exhibit substantial numbers of emigrants. One may speculate that persistent corruption in a country normalises corrupt behaviour among citizens and that emigrants from a corruption-ridden country may carry some of this attitude into their destination. Hence, one may ask whether we will – sooner or later – see increasing levels of corruption in the (less corrupt) destinations of immigrants from more corrupt countries. Arguably, however, we could also imagine the opposite: if it is mostly honest citizens fleeing their corrupt home countries, the effect on the destination country might be beneficial with no change or even a decrease in the general level of corruption. Read More...
Posted at Apr 14, 2014 11:37 AM
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Anti-Corruption Datasets (3)
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
Shadow economies all over the world: new estimates for 162 countries from 1999 to 2007 Three researchers from the World Bank have made a serious attempt to capture a country's "shadow economy" (as a percentage of GDP) for 162 countries over a 9 year period. In the paper listed below, they elucidate their methods for capturing this clandestine concept. The authors find signficant variation in the sample, as they find that developing countries have more than twice the level of a "shadow economy" of the 25 welathy, OECD countries in the sample, which they argue increases the burden of taxation and decreases the quality of public goods and services. Read More...
Posted at Aug 17, 2010 01:59 PM
 
Anti-Corruption Courses and Trainings (9)
  • Politics of the Illicit Global Economy (Brown University) This course, run by Prof. Peter Andreas, is about the illicit side of globalization and efforts to police it. Drawing from a variety of scholarly traditions and theoretical perspectives, the course introduces students to key sectors of the illicit global economy: the trade in prohibited commodities (drugs such as cocaine and heroin), the smuggling of legal commodities (such as arms), and the black market in stolen commodities (such as intellectual property). It also covers the trafficking of bodies and body parts (migrants, sex workers, babies, and human organs). Read More...
    Posted at Feb 03, 2014 12:24 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
  • Multinationals and Corruption (The Hague University) Developed by Professor Abiola Makinwa at the Hague Law School, this course introduces students to the international regulatory framework on corruption as it relates to multinational corporations (MNC’s). Anti-corruption strategy has moved to the center stage of corporate planning and strategy as links between corruption, poverty, crime, and the lack of sustainable development have led to a worldwide consensus criminalising bribery in international transactions. This has resulted in a regulatory climate where MNC’s have to ensure that company activities are in line with minimum standards of compliance. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 07:37 PM
  • The Private Sector & International Development (Columbia Business School) Forming part of the Executive MBA programme at Columbia Business School, this course from 2010 focused on the non-market factors that influence private sector behaviour in the developing world. While these are relevant for the behaviour of firms anywhere, they loom particularly large in poor countries. Topics covered in this course included rule of law (contract enforcement, intellectual property rights, investor protection), corruption and corporate social responsibility. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 07:32 PM
  • Transnational Crime and Corruption (George Mason University – Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Centre) Developed by Professor Louise Shelley at George Mason University, this course provides an overview of transnational crime and corruption and its effects on the political, economic, and social development of countries around the world. The growing problem of transnational crime in conflict regions is a central focus. The increasing links among crime groups, corruption and terrorism and the diverse range of activities in both the legitimate and illegitimate economy are also addressed. The diverse dimensions of transnational crime and corruption are examined from the perspective of American specialists, as well as those in other parts of the world. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 07:20 PM
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