Accountability in Voluntary Partnerships: To Whom and for What?

Type: · Author(s): Acar, Muhittin; Guo, Chao; Yang, Kaifeng · Published:
This paper contributes to the understanding of accountability in collaborative governance by presenting views of practitioners from partnerships formed between K-12 public schools and private and nonprofit organizations in the United States. It focuses on two questions: what do partnership practitioners see the partnerships as being accountable for? And to whom do they see the […] Read More

Doing business in Russia: informal practices and anti-corruption strategies

Type: · Author(s): Ledeneva, Alena; Shekshnia, Stanislav · Published:
To understand corporate corruption in Russia and to develop both anti-corruption policies at the macro level and anti-corruption strategies at the enterprise level effectively we need to move beyond the predominant corruption paradigm and to disaggregate its measurement. The article outlines the results of a pilot survey of CEO of companies operating in Russian regions […] Read More

Open Secrets and Knowing Smiles

Type: · Author(s): Ledeneva, Alena · Published:
Given the importance of informal ways of getting things done in postsocialist societies, research into the field of unwritten rules and informal practices has been slow to develop. In studying such rules and practices, the researcher often encounters skepticism or hostility stemming from the ways in which people relate to tacit agreements, or else she […] Read More

How Neopatrimonialism Affects Tax Administration: a comparative study of three world regions

Type: · Author(s): von Soest, Christian; Bechle, Karsten; Korte, Nina · Published:
Neopatrimonialism is a concept that has predominately been applied to describe governance in sub-Saharan Africa. Recently, however, it has also been used to describe governance in states from other world regions. However, scholars have rarely attempted systematically to compare neopatrimonial rule in different regional settings. This paper aims to narrow this gap by examining the […] Read More

Balkan Anti-Corruption Civic Initiative Report

Type: · Author(s): Podumljak, Munir; Martinović, Aleksandra; Miraščija, Mervan; Radić-Dragić, Renata; Milosavljević, Miodrag; Filipović, Jasna; Stevanović, Ivana; Portić, Nenad; Ðurić, Rade · Published:
This report focussed on conflict of interests as a type of corruptive conduct often mistaken as a quasi-correct behaviour. The state of conflict of interest in three countries (Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia) was researched and concrete recommendations for combating conflict of interest were proposed. Read More

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Controlling Corruption in the European Union

Type: · Author(s): Mungiu-Pippidi, Alina · Published:
This discussion paper was prepared as part of the ANTICORRP research project and released by the Hertie School of Governance in collaboration with Bertelsmann Stiftung for a first round of discussions. The report shows the consequences of corruption on fiscal deficit, vulnerable employment, gender equality, government spending, tax collection, electoral turnout and braindrain in EU […] Read More

Supporting Anti-Corruption Reforming Partner Countries

Type: · Author(s): Marquette, Heather; Flanary, Rachel; Rao, Sumedh; Morris, Dominic · Published:
This concept paper emphasises that a shared consensus between partner countries, policy-makers and academics is critical. Donors should situate themselves in a position from which they are able to provide the necessary analysis and support required by partner countries in their own anti-corruption efforts.   Read More

Donors, State-building and Corruption: Lessons from Afghanistan and the Implications for Aid Policy

Type: · Author(s): Marquette, Heather · Published:
This paper aims to address the gap in critical analysis of the state-building agenda from a governance and aid policy perspective and highlights potential problems with both the theoretical and practical application of state-building in a development context. This paper aims to address the gap in critical analysis of the state-building agenda from a governance […] Read More

‘Finding God’ or ‘Moral Disengagement’ in the Fight Against Corruption in Developing Countries? Evidence from India and Nigeria

Type: · Author(s): Marquette, Heather · Published:
This paper looks at the evidence in the current literature for a causal relationship between religion and corruption and questions the relevance of the methodologies being used in order to build up this evidence base. There are growing calls for religion to be used in t he fight against corruption based on the assumption that […] Read More