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

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

Crowd-Sourcing Corruption: What Petrified Forests, Street Music, Bath Towels and the Taxman Can Tell Us About the Prospects for Its Future

Type: · Author(s): Dieter Zinnbauer · Published:
This article maps the prospects of crowd-sourcing technologies in the area of corruption reporting. Despite a flurry of initiatives and media hype in this area leading to hopes of an effective tackling of corruption, the potential of crowd-sourcing has so far been mainly approached from a technology-centric perspective. Where challenges are identified and worked on […] Read More

Repository of Case Studies on Cititzen Mobilisation

Type: · Author(s): Dieter Zinnbauer, Slagjana Taseva, Ivana Jovanovska, Miruna Meier, Uglješa Vuković, Elena Burgoa, Santhosh Srinivasan, Steve Goodrich, Sergejus Muravjovas, Ingrida Palaimaitė, Vuk Maras, · Published:
Work package 7 relies on a mixed‐method approach to triangulate different data sources and research approaches in order to improve our understanding of the current situation and future potential of citizen action against corruption. This repository of eight case studies (deliverable d7.5) documents some of the major research streams and contains the following individual case […] Read More

Synthesis report on social accountability tools: Taking Stock and Looking Forward: Social Accountability Research and Practice

Type: · Author(s): Dieter Zinnbauer · Published:
Given the proliferation of empirical syntheses on social accountability that have been produced over the last few years, this stock-take seeks to add value by taking a meta approach. It distils the main insights from the evidence reviews already in existence, maps areas of agreement, identifies promising opportunities for further practical experiments and offers a […] Read More

Policy Brief on Individual values and motivations to engage against corruption

Type: · Author(s): Dieter Zinnbauer · Published:
The main objective of ANTICORRP is to investigate and explain the factors that promote or hinder the development of effective anti-corruption policies and impartial government institutions. Work Package 7 puts the focus firmly on better understanding individual values, motivations and contextual drivers for citizen action against corruption. We use a mix of different research methods […] Read More

Research report: citizen action against corruption: patterns, drivers, entry points for mobilisation

Type: · Author(s): Dieter Zinnbauer, Santhosh Srinivasan · Published:
People engagement has become an important strategic pillar for those reforming governance from the inside, as well as for anti-corruption organisations advocating reform from the outside. Work package 7 of the ANTICORRP research initiative puts the focus firmly on gaining a better understanding of the types of citizens who take action against corruption and the […] Read More

Large scale, publicly accessible household survey dataset

Type: · Author(s): Dieter Zinnbauer, Coralie Pring, Afrobarometer, EBRD · Published:
Work package 7 is dedicated to better understanding how citizens experience and react to corruption and when, why and how they do or do not take action against it. We employ a number of research strategies to examine these questions, ranging from focus groups to action research. A central empirical element of our empirical strategy […] Read More

Careers, Connections, and Corruption Risks: Investigating the Impact of Bureaucratic Meritocracy on Public Procurement Processes

Type: · Author(s): Nicholas Charron, Carl Dahlström, Victor Lapuente, Mihaly Fazekas · Published:
Why do officials in some countries favor entrenched contractors, while others assign public contracts more impartially? This article emphasizes the important interplay between politics and bureaucracy. It suggests that corruption risks are lower when bureaucrats’ careers do not depend on political connections but on their peers. We test this hypothesis with a novel measure of […] Read More