Why do some countries comply with the Group of States against Corruption and others do not? A study of political finance international norms and domestic reform

Type: · Author(s): Dia Anagnostou, Evangelia Psychogiopoulou · Published:
This paper seeks to explore why some states respond to and comply with international and regional standards for the regulation of political financing whereas other countries do not. For this purpose, it builds on the third GRECO evaluation round, which has taken up the issue of political party funding, with reference to the Committee of […] Read More

The Revival of Balkanization: How Externally-Driven Reforms Reinforce the Fragmentation of Governance in South Eastern Europe

Type: · Author(s): Martin Mendelski · Published:
What impact does the European Union (EU) and other international donors have on the development of good governance in South Eastern Europe (SEE)? The comparative analysis shows that the externally-driven good governance reforms improve substantive legality (the alignment of domestic legislation with international best standards), state capacity and efficiency but weaken formal legality (the inner […] Read More

Comparative Report on Compliance and Fragmentation of Governance

Type: · Author(s): Dia Anagnostou, Evangelia Psychogiopoulou, Martin Mendelski · Published:
The ANTICORRP Project Work Package (WP) 10 on “Monitoring anti-corruption legislation and enforcement in Europe” has the overall aim to study state compliance and implementation of international and European anti-corruption norms in the EU member states. It is specifically interested in exploring whether international and European norms have an independent influence in prompting EU member […] Read More

Policy Report regarding contribution that EU and CoE can make to develop and strengthen of anti-corruption regulatory regimes at the national level

Type: · Author(s): Pedro Gomes Pereira · Published:
Background ANTICORRP is a large-scale research project funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme. The full name of the project is “Anti-corruption Policies Revisited: Global Trends and European Responses to the Challenge of Corruption”. The project started in March 2012 and will last for five years. The research is conducted by 20 research groups […] Read More

Policy Paper on the Proceeds of Corruption

Type: · Author(s): Eva Nanopoulos, Mihály Fazekas · Published:
Problem definition Legal reform to date has failed to take account of some specific characteristics of high-level corruption, whether in the context of ordinary confiscation or in the context of more novels forms of confiscation, such as extended and civil confiscation regimes. These main characteristics are the following: 1) While the goal of high impact […] Read More

Opportunities and challenges for NSAs to enhance the enforcement of legislation on bribery in transnational business transactions

Type: · Author(s): Basel Institute on Governance · Published:
This policy paper seeks to identify and present opportunities and challenges non-state actors (NSA) have when seeking to enhance the enforcement of legislation on bribery in transnational business transactions. It does so by first defining the terms ‘transnational business transactions’, ‘NSA’ and the group of actors nestled within it. The paper then presents a brief […] Read More

ANTICORRP Policy Reports

Type: · Author(s): Monika Bauhr · Published:
This deliverable presents all ANTICORRP policy reports that were published throughout the five year project period. While the individual reports can also be found on this website, this deliverable exemplifies the diversity and breadth of the ANTICORRP project and its efforts to compile policy relevant research. Contributing authors are: Acar, M., A. Bozzini, R. Bratu, […] Read More

For a More Effective Link between EU Funds and Good Governance

Type: · Author(s): Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Ramin Dadašov, Sindy Natalia Alvarado Pachón, Christopher Norman · Published:
This policy paper examines the EU’s influence over governance in EU aid recipient countries. The main research question is how can an external actor (EU) influence the transition of a society from corruption as governance norm -where public resource distribution is systematically biased in favor of authority holders and those connected with them- to corruption […] Read More

Learning from Good Governance Virtuous Circles

Type: · Author(s): Alina Mungiu-Pippidi · Published:
ANTICORRP has identified seven success stories in good governance that have led to low levels of corruption in those countries. Can such successes be emulated or lessons learned from them? Are virtuous circles accidents of history – or something that can be applied elsewhere? To what extent does human agency play a critical role? What […] Read More

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

Type: · Author(s): Alina Mungiu-Pippidi · Published:
Since the beginning of the ANTICORRP project in 2012, one of the main objectives has been to replace corruption data based on public opinion with more objective measurements of corruption and this is exactly the goal of this report: it uses more reliable evidence than surveys can produce to document control of corruption across EU […] Read More