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Harnessing informality for anti-corruption practice: Shifting the unit of analysis from individuals to networks

Why do some countries keep struggling with high levels of corruption in spite of adopting most, if not all, internationally recommended legal and institutional anti-corruption prescriptions?

It is striking that some of the countries deemed the most corrupt also happen to boast some of the most extensive and comprehensive anti-corruption regimes…at least on paper.

Professor Paul Bukuluki leads the ethnographic field team in training

Pairing field experimental and ethnographic methods to study anti-corruption

Mark BuntaineMark Buntaine is an associate professor of environmental institutions and governance at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara. His research investigates the sources of effective environmental policy in developing countries, with an emphasis on the governance practices that lead to effective management of the environment. Buntaine leads…

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Working with social norms to develop effective anti-corruption interventions

Claudia Baez CamargoClaudia Baez Camargo holds a PhD in political science from the University of Notre Dame, USA, and a graduate degree in economics from the University of Cambridge, England. She is Head of Governance Research at the Basel Institute on Governance/ University of Basel where she is responsible for the development, oversight, and management…

Effective or falling flat? A fresh look at high-level corruption prosecutions in three African jurisdictions

Gerhard AndersSenior Lecturer in African Studies and International Development, Centre of African Studies, The University of Edinburgh Gerhard Anders is trained in both law, with a focus on international law, and anthropology, especially legal and political anthropology. Gerhard has conducted extensive field research in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Malawi. His research focuses on globally circulating…

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Toward a more professional and ethical civil service in Nepal

Jan-Hinrik Meyer-SahlingJan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling is a professor of political science at University of Nottingham. His research concentrates on executive politics and the transformation of governance in Europe. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and was a Max Weber Fellow and a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence.…

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Are top-down audits complements or substitutes to social audits?

Amrita DhillonAmrita Dhillon is a professor of political economy at King’s College London. She has organized a number of workshops on topics ranging from Sovereign debt, reputational models in economics to a recent workshop on governance which was sponsored by the Journal of Public Economic Theory. Her training is in theoretical modelling, including political economy, public…

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Fighting corruption by recognizing integrity

Mark BuntaineMark Buntaine is an associate professor of environmental institutions and governance at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara. His research investigates the sources of effective environmental policy in developing countries, with an emphasis on the governance practices that lead to effective management of the environment. Buntaine leads…

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Hiding the beneficial owner and the proceeds of corruption

Jacqueline HarveyComing from the school of critical scholars, Jacqueline Helen Harvey‘s evidence-based work challenges existing frameworks and approaches. Her overall contribution to the discipline is around two main themes: anti-money laundering policy / asset recovery and the criminal interface with internal organisational structure. Harvey is a professor of Financial Management and Director of Business Research…