Volume 4: Beyond the Panama Papers

Type: · Author(s): Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Ramin Dadašov, Natalia Alvarado Pachón, Christopher Norman, Eliska Drapalova, Miroslav Beblavý, Emília Sičáková-Beblavá, Martin Mendelski, Digdem Soyaltin, Justine Louis, Simone Dietrich, Jana Warkotsch, Max Montgomery · Published:
The final title in the series The Anticorruption Report covers the most important findings of the five-year-long EU-sponsored ANTICORRP project on corruption and organized crime. How prone to corruption are EU funds? Who wins and who loses the anticorruption fight? And can we have better measurements than people’s perceptions to indicate if corruption changes? This […] Read More

Transitions to Good Governance: Creating Virtuous Circles of Anti-corruption

Type: · Author(s): Michael Johnston (editor), Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (editor), Christian Göbel, Alessandro Bozzini, Jong-sung You, Valts Kalniņš, Lina Khatib, Alexander Kupatadze, Maíra Martini, Rafael Piñeiro, David Sebudubudu, Evelyn Villarreal Fernández, Bruce M. Wilson, Daniel Bupuet Corleto · Published:
Why have so few countries managed to leave systematic corruption behind, while in many others modernization is still a mere façade? How do we escape the trap of corruption, to reach a governance system based on ethical universalism? In this unique book, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi and Michael Johnston lead a team of eminent researchers on an […] Read More

Two edited books, two special issues of journals and other academic publications

Type: · Author(s): Niklas Kossow, Aram Khaghaghordyan · Published:
The EU FP7 ANTICORRP project produced a large amount of academic research, which was and will be published in thirteen books (five are forthcoming), almost 50 academic articles and five special issues (three forthcoming). This vast amount of research was also reflected in the projects media presence, which resulted at least over 60 media mentions […] Read More

Final ANTICORRP Dissemination Report

Type: · Author(s): Niklas Kossow, Aram Khaghaghordyan · Published:
Work package 12, which was led by TI and since late 2013 is led by HERTIE, includes all partner organizations. In accordance with Annex 1 of the Grant Agreement, the aim of Work package 12 is to ensure that the research activities and findings of the consortium enjoy maximum visibility, multimedia versatility, as well as […] Read More

Integrity and Integrity Management in Public Life

Type: · Author(s): Paul M Heywood, Heather Marquette, Caryn Peiffer, Nieves Zúñiga · Published:
1. Integrity in public life is an essential component in establishing trust between citizens and their governments. However, over recent decades there has been increasing concern worldwide that standards of integrity are in decline. In part, that concern reflects a parallel focus on corruption as a core threat to good governance. The two concepts – […] Read More

Country comparative studies on the institutional organization of governments

Type: · Author(s): Monika Bauhr, Marcia Grimes, Nicholas Charron, Roxana Bratu, Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos, Maya Stoyanova, Maria Gustavson, Aksel Sundström, Agnes Cornell, Frida Boräng, Christian Schuster, Mihály Fazekas, Victor Lapuente, Lena Wängnerud, Salvador Parrado, Bo Rothstein, Marina Nistotskaya, Helena Stensöta, Mattias Agerberg, Richard Svensson · Published:
This deliverable presents research on the institutional organization of governments and how these affect both horizontal, vertical and societal accountability. Horizontal accountability refers to when government bodies hold other government bodies to account, vertical accountability refers to when citizens hold government accountable through elections, and societal accountability refers to when citizens and civil society associations […] Read More

Country Comparative Study on electoral accountability, civil society mobilization (societal accountability), and top down efforts

Type: · Author(s): Andreas Bågenholm, Stefan Dahlberg, Maria Solevid, Nicholas Charron, Seán Hanley, Allan Sikk, Philipp Köker, Donatella Della Porta, Alice Mattoni, Andrea L.P. Pirro, Loris Caruso, Nieves Zúñiga, Paul M. Heywood · Published:
The research presented in this deliverable covers three types of approaches to mitigating corruption: electoral accountability, civil society mobilization (societal accountability), and top down efforts by a regime to deal with its own corruption. The main findings are: Corruption does not, in contrast to what previous research suggests, always depress electoral turnout, which allows for […] 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