October 2014

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

Caryn Peiffer, Linda Alvarez

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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