Anti-corruption in History: From Antiquity to the Modern Era

Authors Name(s): Ronald Kroeze, André Vitória, and Guy Geltner

Oxford University Press

Anticorruption in History is a timely and urgent book: corruption is widely seen today as a major problem we face as a global society, undermining trust in government and financial institutions, economic efficiency, the principle of equality before the law and human wellbeing in general. Corruption, in short, is a major hurdle on the “path […] Read more

Volume 4: Beyond the Panama Papers

Authors Name(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

Barbara Budrich Publishers

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

Authors Name(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

Edward Elgar Publishers

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

Making Sense of Corruption

Authors Name(s): Bo Rothstein, Aiysha Varraich
Corruption is a serious threat to prosperity, democracy and human well-being, with mounting empirical evidence highlighting its detrimental effects on society. Yet defining this threat has resulted in profound disagreement, producing a multidimensional concept. Tackling this important and provocative topic, the authors provide an accessible and systematic analysis of how our understanding of corruption has […] Read more

Corruption in Public Administration: An Ethnographic Approach

Authors Name(s): M. Acar, C. Baez Camargo, E. Denisova-Schmidt, Z.T. Lofranco, N. Luci, M.G. Pezzi, R.M. Rivera, R.F Sambaiga, D. Torsello

Edgar Elgar Publishing

Despite the growth in literature on political corruption, contributions from field research are still exiguous. This book provides a timely and much needed addition to current research, bridging the gap and providing an innovative approach to the study of corruption and integrity in public administration. Read more

Volume 3: Government Favouritism in Europe

Authors Name(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

Barbara Budrich Publishers

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

Elites, Institutions, and the Quality of Government

Authors Name(s): Carl Dahlström and Lena Wängnerud (editors). Contributions by Mattias Agerberg, Andreas Bågenholm, Nicholas Charron, Agnes Cornell, Stefan Dahlberg, Carl Dahlström, Michelle D'Arcy, Marcia Grimes, Sören Holmberg, Philip Keefer, Spyros Kosmidis, Victor Lapuente, Ulrika Möller, Petrus Olander, Anna Persson, Leonid Polishchuk, Susan Rose-Ackerman, Bo Rothstein, Isabell Schierenbeck, Martin Sjöstedt, Helena Olofsdotter Stensöta, Anders Sundell, Georgiy Syunyaev, Ann Towns, Lena Wängnerud and Georgios Xezonakis

Palgrave Macmillan

Elite politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen hold the fortunes of societies in their hands not only because of their direct influence on politics, administration and economy but also since their behavior indirectly signals how things are done. How are elites persuaded not to use their privileged position to enrich themselves at the expense of the society […] Read more

The Quest for Good Governance. How Societies Develop Control of Corruption

Authors Name(s): Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

Cambridge University Press

Why do some societies manage to control corruption so that it manifests itself only occasionally, while other societies remain systemically corrupt? This book is about how societies reach that point when integrity becomes the norm and corruption the exception in regard to how public affairs are run and public resources are allocated. It primarily asks […] Read more

Routledge Handbook of Political Corruption

Authors Name(s): Paul M. Heywood (ed.)
Since the early 1990s, a series of major scandals in both the financial and most especially the political world has resulted in close attention being paid to the issue of corruption and its links to political legitimacy and stability. Indeed, in many countries – in both the developed as well as the developing world – […] Read more

Volume 2: The Anticorruption Frontline

Authors Name(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

Barbara Budrich Publishers

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