The Anticorruption Report (vol. 1), Chapter 1: Methodology

Authors Name(s): Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (editor), Roxana Bratu, Nicholas Charron, Valentina Dimulescu, Madalina Doroftei, Mihály Fazekas, Aare Kasemets, Lawrence Peter King, Roberto Martínez B. Kukutschka, Raluca Pop, István János Tóth
The “The Anticorruption Report” Vol.1 published by Barbara Budrich and ANTICORRP methodological approach is explained on this section. One more report on corruption might seem superfluous, as evidence shows that corruption is resilient and does not easily change from year to year. There is, however, a certain novelty to our approach, which is grounded in […] Read more

The Anticorruption Report (vol. 1), Chapter 2: European Union Member States

Authors Name(s): Alina Mungiu-Pippidi and Roberto Martínez B. Kukutschka
To what extent is market competition in Europe hindered by government favouritism, state capture by corporate interests and corruption? This is one of the questions addressed by this section of the “The Anticorruption Report” Vol.1 published by Barbara Budrich and ANTICORRP. Read more

The Anticorruption Report (vol. 1), Chapter 4: The Former Soviet Union

Authors Name(s): Roxana Bratu
This report is part of the “The Anticorruption Report” Vol.1 published by Barbara Budrich and ANTICORRP. It analyses efforts to control corruption in twelve countries of the Former Soviet Union (FSU). It argues that despite a general trend towards the augmentation of anti-corruption interventions, national contexts each show different degrees of integration between global anti-corruption […] Read more

The Anticorruption Report (vol. 1), Chapter 8: European Perceptions of Quality of Government: A Survey of 24 Countries

Authors Name(s): Nicholas Charron
This report is part of the “The Anticorruption Report” Vol.1 published by Barbara Budrich and ANTICORRP. It outlines the results of a recent survey within the ANTICORRP project, a survey intended to capture the ‘quality of government’ (QOG) – e.g. quality, level of corruption (perceived and experienced) and the extent to which public services are allocated […] Read more

Controlling Corruption Through Collective Action

Authors Name(s): Alina Mungiu-Pippidi
Control of corruption in a society is an equilibrium between resources and costs which either empowers or constraints elites predatory behavior. While most research and practice focuses on legal constraints, this paper investigates normative constraints, deemed to be more important, especially civil society and the press. Fresh evidence—both historical and statistical—is found to support Tocqueville’s […] Read more