Executive Summary 31 - Who will be the 'Principled Principals'? The determinants of active opposition to corruption

This paper uses survey data from Transparency International’s 2013 Global Corruption Barometer to examine what determines people’s willingness to act against corruption in 71 countries. Recent literature has suggested that when people perceive corruption as pervasive they will experience ‘corruption fatigue’ and be less likely to engage in anti-corruption activism. Yet this study finds that people’s perception of corruption as a growing problem tends to increase their willingness to take action against it. However, when they also perceive government anti-corruption efforts as effective, this reduces their motivation to get involved.

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News

New studies on leadership for transformational change in Africa

Thursday 31st May 2018

A new series of studies asks what factors support or hinder leadership for transformational change in Africa. They are published in collaboration with the UONGOZI Institute.

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New article on politically informed work for climate change mitigation in China and India

Monday 21st May 2018

In Development Policy Review, Tom Harrison and Genia Kostka draw on their DLP research project to explore 'Bureaucratic manoeuvres and the local politics of climate change mitigation in China and India'.

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