Countering Corruption in Nation-States
What is corruption? How does it work? Why does it matter? This project examined these questions and investigated the link between corruption and political and economic transformation, as well as the effects of corruption in the larger international setting.
The nature of corruption is changing. Today it is intimately connected with processes of globalization; its impact is large, and current strategies are not adequately addressing the problem. This Academy study focuses on the link between corruption and fundamental political and economic transformation, on the effect of corruption in weak states, and on the ways that state-level corruption radiates into the larger international setting. Project participants come from universities, research think tanks, international anti-corruption organizations, and the United Nations. The study published its results in an edited volume that considered such questions as: What is corruption? How does it work? How is it measured? Why does it matter? How can it be combated? The book is a valuable resource to experts in the fields of international development, economics, international relations, comparative politics, and related professional fields.
Collaborating organizations include the World Peace Foundation and the Program on Intrastate Conflict at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.