Corruption at the business-politics intersection in the city of Monza, Italy

Type: · Author(s): Maria Giulia Pezzi · Published:
In 2012 a new law in the matter of transparency and anti-corruption was approved in Italy. The law has set within new frames the understanding of corruption mechanisms, as well as the definition of core concepts of the anti-corruption discourse, such as ‘prevention’ and ‘transparency’. Moreover it has also re-defined the roles and tasks of […] Read More

Centripetal versus centrifugal corruption: A framework for the analysis of corrupt exchange and hidden governance structures

Type: · Author(s): Donatella della Porta, Alberto Vannucci · Published:
In the last decades a growing popular awareness emerged of the relevance of corruption as an hidden factor which may negatively influence political and economic decision-making processes in both liberal-democratic and authoritarian regimes. A corresponding interest came out also within the social sciences but, as often happens, in spite of a large scientific debate there […] Read More

Corruption as social exchange: the view from anthropology

Type: · Author(s): Davide Torsello · Published:
In recent years, anthropology has provided innovative and insightful accounts of corruption, at the levels of practices and ideas, in different world countries. Due to the nature of anthropological fieldwork research methodology, it has not been easy for anthropologists to study corruption through direct observation. This has called for a problematisation of the phenomenon in […] Read More

Conceptualizing Organized Crime: A transaction cost approach to make-or-buy decisions and corruption

Type: · Author(s): Salvatore Sberna · Published:
This chapter aims at theoretically addressing the role played by criminal organizations in fostering and/or governing corrupt exchanges. Apart from some noteworthy exceptions, organized crime remains a neglected concept in the study of political corruption. In order to fill this gap, the paper illustrates some empirical and methodological issues in the existing definitions of organized […] Read More

International Anti-corruption Normative Framework: the State of the Art

Type: · Author(s): Aram Khaghaghordyan · Published:
This chapter paves the way for the empirical research that will be conducted in WP 10 (Monitoring anti-corruption legislation and enforcement in Europe). While WP10 mainly focuses on monitoring and enforcement of anti-corruption legislation in Europe, for the scope of this project, it is necessary to present the global anti-corruption framework. First the author looks into […] Read More

Democratization and corruption: the state of the art

Type: · Author(s): Bianca Vaz Mondo · Published:
This chapter critically discusses the main contributions of the literature on the relationship between democratization and corruption, focusing on the perspective of how the former is expected to affect the latter and highlighting the different hypotheses and empirical findings presented by the most relevant and recent scholarly work in this line of research. Additionally, the […] Read More

Corruption and the Opposite to Corruption A Map of the Conceptual Landscape

Type: · Author(s): Bo Rothstein, Aiysha Varraich · Published:
Corruption has been viewed through many lenses within different academic disciplines, taking on different meanings along the way. As a result, corruption as a concept has effectively acquired a multidimensional character. In order to support our main contention of corruption as a multidimensional concept, this chapter first traces the evolution of corruption as a concept; […] Read More

Report on Turkey

Type: · Author(s): Prof. Dr. Muhittin Acar, Murat Yağci · Published:
As part of agreed-upon research issues and methodologies developed within WP4, a survey has been conducted with a small sample in Ankara in 2012. It was meant as a supplement to the main ethnographic fieldwork. The current report is prepared to inform the reader about the data obtained and observations made through the survey. The […] Read More

Report on Tanzania

Type: · Author(s): Dr. Claudia Baez Camargo, Richard Faustine · Published:
The report summarizes the results from the application in Tanzania of the ethnographic survey on institutional performance and social values that all ANTICORRP partners working in WP4 have agreed upon and will apply in their respective case study countries. Additionally, the information on the survey is supplemented with additional insights that were obtained through semi-structured […] Read More

Report on Russia

Type: · Author(s): Dr. Elena Denisova-Schmidt · Published:
The report summarizes the results of the survey conducted within WP4 ‘The Ethnographic Study of Corruption Practices’ (ANTICORRP) and provides some information on trust and experiences with local institutions, as well as serious problems in the community, the quality of services provided by institutions and access to these services, social norms and values in Russia. […] Read More