The Anticorruption Frontline Book Launch

A Roundtable on the occasion of the launch of The Anticorruption Report by the FP 7 ANTICORRP project

The demand for good governance is on the increase everywhere, from Kiev to Paris and from Sao Paulo to New Delhi. But has any progress been made recently? Do we know who is succeeding and why? Do we have better instruments to trace progress and assess results of our interventions? Join leading corruption scholars and practitioners for this discussion.

From Turkey to Egypt, Bulgaria to Ukraine, and Brazil to India, we witness the rise of an angry urban middle class protesting against what they see as fundamental corruption of their political regimes, perceived as predatory and inefficient. Corruption is near the top of all global protesters’ list of grievances – from the Occupy movement to the Arab Spring. There is increasing demand for good governance resulting in quality education and health systems, and denunciation of sheer bread and circus populism. Volume 2 of the ANTICORRP Anticorruption Report tackles these issues by exploring key cases and developments.

Panelists

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Professor of Democracy Studies, Hertie School of Governance; Director, European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State Building Research. She is the Chair of the Policy Pillar for the FP7 ANTICORRP project.

Susan Rose-Ackerman, Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence (Law and Political Science), Yale University. She serves on the ANTICORRP project advisory board.

Alena V. Ledeneva, Professor of Politics and Society, University College London. For the ANTICORRP project she chairs the pillar on the impact of corruption.

Mihály Fazekas, Post-doctoral researcher, University of Cambridge. He is one of the authors of the book chapter on corruption risks in EU funding for public procurement projects.

Moderation: Anne Koch, Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, Transparency International.


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