Sub-theme XIV: Corruption

In today’s world, it is evident that the life quality of citizens depends on good governance. Corruption is an indication of bad governance, as it limits the delivery and quality of public service (Tiihonen, 2003). Although corruption is a highly sensitive subject, particular attention is paid to addressing it in both developed and developing countries.

Recent scandals in Europe and Latin America have shown that unethical and non-transparent connections exist between multinational firms and individuals holding public offices. This sub-theme aims to discuss potential issues of transparency and corruption due to the increasing connections between the public and private sectors, especially in a globalized context.

Sub-theme XIV welcomes papers addressing the following issues:

  • What is the state of play of the fight against corruption?
  • How to effectively address corruption? Are there any good practices and could they be implemented in different contexts?
  • How effective are the existing anticorruption institutions and their sanctions?
  • National anticorruption policies targeting different forms of public corruption, including bribery, embezzlement, extortion, nepotism, conflicts of interest and state capture
  • Corruption perceptions in different cultures
  • What is the role of citizens in corruption prevention? What are the preconditions for citizen involvement?
  • What are the alternatives to address the structural danger that represents corruption for our institutions and societies?14

Tiihonen, S. (2003). Central Government Corruption in Historical Perspective. In: Tiihonen, S. (ed.), The History of Corruption in Central Government (p. 1-36). Amsterdam: IOS Press.

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15 February 2018: Abstract submission deadline
28 February 2018: Authors’ notification
1 June 2018: Final paper submission deadline
1 June 2018: Deadline for registration and payment

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