Policy Papers with Recommendations

Type: · Author(s): Salvatore Sberna, Alberto Vannucci, Nadya Stoynova, Atanas Rusev, Maria Yordanova · Published:
These two policy papers are looking at organised crime the trafficking of women respectively and how they relate to corruption. Policy Paper 1: Organised crime and Political Corruption Based on recent trends and patterns across EU Member States (MS), this policy paper with recommendations aims at investigating the strategies and initiatives that are already in […] Read More

Between systemic corruption and anticorruption: political scandals and electoral accountability in Italy

Type: · Author(s): Alberto Vanucci · Published:
In the “dark side” of Italian politics the hidden forces of systemic corruption tend the create an incresing tension related to the connection between illegal financing and official political activities. The underneath frictions can occasionally and suddenly evolve into a new “political earthquacke” shacking previous equilibria. This can happen when judicial inquieries reveal the widespread […] Read More

Centripetal and Centrifugal Corruption in Post-democratic Italy

Type: · Author(s): Donatella della Porta, Salvatore Sberna and Alberto Vannucci · Published:
This chapter examines two episodes of large-scale corruption that erupted in 2014: the procurements process for the MOSE tidal barrier project, which is intended to surround and protect Venice, and the contracts signed in the run-up to Expo 2015 in Milan. The chapter shows how networks of corruption have survived the “clean hands” scandal of […] Read More

“It’s the politics, stupid!”. The politicization of anti-corruption in Italy

Type: · Author(s): Salvatore Sberna, Alberto Vannucci · Published:
This article aims to analyze the relationship between judicial activism against political corruption and electoral accountability. The judiciary plays a pivotal role in enforcing anti-corruption legislation, and, in many countries, courts have moved closer and closer towards that kind of working. In the article, we analyze the conditions under which a judicial prosecution of corrupt […] 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

Integrated report

Type: · Author(s): Salvatore Sberna and Alberto Vannucci, Tihomir Bezlov, Dimitar Markov, Maria Karayotova, Ana Hećimović, Iva Nenadić, Munir Podumljak, Péter Gyimesi, Szidónia Nagy, Boróka Pápay, Zoltán Szántó, István János Tóth, Edona Krasniqi · Published:
This integrated report investigates the link between political corruption and organised crime, by examining the modalities, resources and strategies used by criminal groups to govern and/or capture the market of political corruption. On the one hand, the report looks at the infiltration of organised crime in three main policy sectors where public spending and regulations […] Read More

Volume 2: The Anticorruption Frontline

Type: · Author(s): Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (editor). Contributions by Alessandro Bozzini, Mihály Fazekas, Jana Gutierréz Chvalkovská, Lina Khatib, Lawrence Peter King, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Jirí Skuhrovec, Ruslan Stefanov, Alexander Stoyanov, István János Tóth, Boryana Velcheva, Andrew Wilson · Published:
From Turkey to Egypt, Bulgaria to Ukraine, and Brazil to India, we witness the rise of an angry urban middle class protesting against what they see as fundamental corruption of their political regimes, perceived as predatory and inefficient. Corruption is near the top of all global protesters’ list of grievances – from the Occupy movement to the […] Read More

Volume 1: Controlling Corruption in Europe

Type: · Author(s): Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (editor). Contributions by Roxana Bratu, Nicholas Charron, Valentina Dimulescu, Madalina Doroftei, Mihály Fazekas, Aare Kasemets, Lawrence Peter King, Roberto Martínez B. Kukutschka, Raluca Pop, István János Tóth · Published:
The first volume of the Anticorruption Report series provides a comprehensive analysis of causes and consequences of corruption in three European regions, presenting corruption risks for several European countries and concrete policy recommendations on how to effectively address those risks. Read More