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Contextualizing conceptions of corruption: Challenges for the international anti-corruption campaign A series of recent critics contested the underlying concepts and theoretical assumptions of the global anti-corruption community, questioning the legitimacy of the anti-corruption norm, the difficulty of defining and measuring corruption, etc. This literature review organises and discusses critical commentary on the theoretical assumptions, methodology and legitimacy of the anti-corruption movement, providing food for thought that could help strengthen and improve the efficacy of theory. Read More...
Posted by Ben Clench at Jun 03, 2010 12:00 AM |
Revolving door lobbyists This paper examines how ex-government officials use the revolving door to cash in on the personal con- nections acquired during periods of public service. Lobbyists with past working experience in the office of a US Senator suff er an average 21% drop in generated revenue when that Senator leaves office. The eff ect is immediate, it is discontinuous around the exit period and it persists in the long-term. Read More...
The rise of the prosecutorial efforts in foreign corruption: Lessons learned from recent FCPA cases Mr. Ong’s article is a concise and compelling piece published this year about legal enforcement trends of the U.S.’ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). It is an easy-to-read retrospective which offers insightful suggestions to corruption regulators the world over. It encourages us to re-examine what existing legal tools we have at our disposal and how to cleverly use them to our advantage as anti-corruption advocates. He demonstrates that we don’t need to reinvent the wheel in order to strengthen the anti-corruption legal framework and its enforcement. Read More...
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Bertelsmann Transformation Index (BTI) The persistence of mass poverty and political marginalization in many countries is the central observation of this year’s BTI, which ranks 128 countries on political and economic management against 17 criteria. Detailed country reports provide valuable context to the ranking. Read More...
Posted by fnawaz at Nov 25, 2010 02:10 PM |
Global Integrity Report Global Integrity released the latest round of its comprehensive assessment of national level anti-corruption mechanisms in 35 countries based on reports by in-country teams on more than 300 transparency and accountability indicators. The 2009 Report covers developed countries such as the United States and South Korea as well as dozens of the world’s emerging markets and developing nations, including China,Lebanon and Vietnam. Among the key findings of the study, the report indicates that despite the change of administration in the United States, significant progress has not yet been achieved in closing accountability gaps at the national level. Read More...
Posted by fnawaz at Nov 25, 2010 02:21 PM |
Global Corruption Barometer With more than 91,500 respondents drawn from 86 countries and territories around the world, Transparency International’s 2010 GCB, released on 9 December 2010, finds the poor to be disproportionately burdened by bribe demands. For most people around the world, political parties, the civil service, parliaments and the police are the institutions perceived to be more affected by corruption. One out of two people interviewed consider their government’s actions to fight corruption to be ineffective, yet, there is a general belief that citizens can make a difference. Most people are willing to report a corrupt act when it occurs Read More...
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