Gender and Corruption: the latest ANTICORRP research

In the last months, several ANTICORRP researchers, based at the Quality of Government Institute at the University of Gothenburg investigated the issue of gender and corruption. They approached the issue from different angles and published several papers on it, covering questions such as: Are women are less corrupt than men and Who suffers most from corruption- men or women? Read More

ANTICORRP researchers publish two new books

Last month two books were published by ANTICORRP: one is a Cambridge University Press monograph by Alina Mungiu-Pippidi “The Quest for Good Governance. How Societies Develop Control of Corruption” and the other is an edited volume “Elites, Institutions, and the Quality of Government” by Carl Dahlström and Lena Wängnerud published by London Palgrave Macmillan. Why do some societies manage to […] Read More

Virtuous Circles Conference: Lessons Learned

The final roundtable of the conference “Understanding Governance Virtuous Circles: Who Succeeds and Why” (July 8-12, 2015) organized by the Hertie School’s European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building, ERCAS in the framework of EU FP7 ANTICORRP project, extracted the lessons learned from three days of discussions of the biggest contemporary achievers in governance reform […] Read More

Understanding Governance Virtuous Circles: Estonian Miracle

 The ANTICORRP conference “Understanding Governance  Virtuous Circles: Who Succeeds and Why” (July 8-12, 2015, organized by the Hertie School of Governance (HSoG) and the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building, ERCAS) got off to an intriguing start here at the European Academy Berlin. The aim of the event – with the biggest names in the international […] Read More

Corruption: Good Governance Powers Innovation

By: Alina Mungiu-Pippidi Many believe innovation can lead the way out of the present economic crisis. In Europe and the United States leaders have repeatedly referred to the importance of innovation, research and education to sustaining economic growth. Former European Commission President José Manuel Barroso said in his last state of Europe address  ”I believe many […] Read More

ANTICORRP Researchers Published in New Handbook of Political Corruption

A new volume, the Routledge Handbook of Political Corruption, has just been published and includes a number of chapters by ANTICORRP researchers.  Edited by project researcher Paul Heywood, the volume provides a comprehensive overview of the key issues involved in the analysis of corruption.  Comprising 24 chapters, all specially commissioned for the volume, by a range […] Read More

Science to activism. The Anticorruption Frontline

Can social science impact policy in real time and offer relevant options for major problems that our societies face today? This is the challenge taken up by the policy pillar of the EU FP7 project ANTICORRP which deals with good governance and anticorruption policies. ANTICORRP is a five-year project based across 20 European universities and […] Read More