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

Need or Greed? Conditions for Collective Action against Corruption

Type: · Author(s): Monika Bauhr · Published:
This article calls into question one of the implicit assumptions linking democratic accountability to reduced corruption, namely, that citizens will expose institutions rife with venality and mobilize for better government. Instead, mobilization may be contingent on the type of corruption. The study develops a distinction between need and greed corruption and suggest that citizens are […] Read More

Volume 3: Government Favouritism in Europe

Type: · Author(s): Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (editor). Contributions by Muhittin Acar, Elizabeth Dávid-Barrett, Valentina Dimulescu, Madalina Doroftei, Ugur Emek, Mihály Fazekas, Stefan Karaboev, Péter András Lukács, Roberto Martínez B. Kukutschka, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Munir Podumljak, Salvatore Sberna, Ruslan Stefanov, István János Tóth, Alberto Vannucci, Andrew Wilson, Todor Yalamov · Published:
This volume reunites the fieldwork of 2014-2015 in the ANTICORRP project. It is entirely based on objective indicators and offers both quantitative and qualitative assessments of the linkage between political corruption and organised crime using statistics on spending, procurement contract data and judicial data. The methodology used in the analysis of particularism of public resource distribution is applicable to […] Read More