Work package 7 relies on a mixed‐method approach to triangulate different data sources and research approaches in order to improve our understanding of the current situation and future potential of citizen action against corruption.
This repository of eight case studies (deliverable d7.5) documents some of the major research streams and contains the following individual case files available under separate covers.
- Three case reports on focus groups held in Macedonia (A1), Romania (A2) and Bosnia and
Herzegovina (BiH: A3), primarily with people who have stood up to and reported corruption,
in order to better understand their motivations for doing so and the constraints that such
- An analysis of primary data from the social media sphere (S4) in two countries, the United
Kingdom and Romania, in order to better understand whether social media serves as a
channel for citizen engagement on corruption issues.
- An in‐depth case study of a major public corruption‐reporting mechanism in Portugal (B1),
in order to examine how official interfaces for corruption reporting are designed and how
they do or do not work.
- An in‐depth exploration of an open data initiative and data dive in the United Kingdom (B2),
to gain a better sense of how people’s engagement for accountability works in practice and
what is possible around such open government.
- A social design action experiment in Lithuania to test how innovative feedback systems in
the health sector might be a step towards more integrity (C1).
- An action experiment in Montenegro to gauge how people and the public discourse respond
to different mobilisation strategies (C2).
All the individual case reports contain a summary of their major findings, and the following provides a very brief overview of some of the main insights gained.