Anti-Corruption: The Indirect “Big-Bang” Approach

Type: · Author(s): Rothstein, Bo · Published:
In policies for economic development, anti-corruption measures have received increased attention. The policy advice from the international “good governance regime”, which is based on the principal-agent theory, is geared towards incremental change that will set in motion a “virtues circle”. It is argued that this theory and the following incremental policy approach is dysfunctional for […] Read More

Reinventing Weber. The Role of Institutions in Creating Social Trust

Type: · Author(s): Pierre, Jon; Rothstein, Bo · Published:
How the introduction of New Public Management efforts in many developing countries run into diffuculties and ususally cannot be realized. The reason is that in order to work, market oriented administrations must be based on an underlying structure of the Weberian type of public adminstration that usually is not present. The result of introducing NPM […] Read More

Dying of Corruption

Type: · Author(s): Holmberg, Sören; Rothstein, Bo · Published:
Abstract: In many poor countries, over 80% of the population have experienced corrupt practices in the health sector. In rich countries, corruption takes other forms such as overbilling. The causal link between low levels of the quality of government (QoG) and population health can be either direct or indirect. Using cross-sectional data from more than […] Read More

Transparency International CPI 2012

Type: · Author(s): Transparency International · Published:
The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. A country or territory’s score indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0 – 100, where 0 means that a country is perceived as highly corrupt and 100 means it is […] Read More

Exporting Corruption? Country enforcement of the OECD anti-bribery convention, progress report 2012

Type: · Author(s): Heimann, Fritz; Gillian Dell · Published:
This is the eighth annual progress report on OECD Convention enforcement by Transparency International. The OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, adopted in 1997, requires each signatory country to make foreign bribery a crime. It is a key instrument for curbing the export of corruption globally because the […] Read More

Money, Politics, Power: Corruption Risks in Europe

Type: · Author(s): Mulcahy, Susanne · Published:
Secrecy in dealings. Impunity in corridors of power. Public protests in the streets. Corruption is a reality in Europe and affects the daily lives of ordinary citizens. Money, Politics, Power: Corruption Risks in Europe unveils the causes of many of the financial and political scandals that have dogged nearly every European country in recent years. […] Read More