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Trust and Distrust: Lessons about anti-corruption from Britain’s history

Mark Knights, Professor of History at the University of Warwick, uses pre-twentieth century historical data to examine Britain’s long struggle with corruption and what can be learned from it today. Knights writes that anti-corruption is not always a linear journey

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REVIEW: ‘How Corruption Works in Practice’

Laurence Cockcroft reviews ‘Understanding Corruption: how corruption works in practice’ and writes that the use of the case study template provides good analysis of the issues surrounding corruption and it is a useful, albeit partial, guide to the nature of

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Understanding Corruption: how corruption works in practice

Robert Barrington, Professor of Anti-Corruption Practice at the University of Sussex, writes about a new book written by staff, students and alumni from the Centre for the Study of Corruption. ‘Understanding Corruption: how corruption works in practice‘ is a new

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The Keys to the Success of Transnational Investigative Journalism

Professor Liz Dávid-Barrett, the Director of the Centre for the Study of Corruption at the University of Sussex, and Slobodan Tomić, Lecturer in Public Management at the University of York examine how and why transnational investigative journalism has become an important tool in

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On the borderline of corruption: recent cases involving Britain’s Royal Family

In light of recent scandals involving the British royal family, Professor Robert Barrington examines whether it is appropriate to use the term corruption. Monarchies are no strangers to corruption. This does not just mean the Tudors or the Habsburgs or

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What do the people really want? Honest, law-abiding, transparent politicians

In the context of allegations of wrongdoing currently threatening Boris Johnson’s premiership, Rebecca Dobson Phillips looks at The Constitution Unit’s newly released survey data on What Kind of Democracy Do People Want? and reflects on some of the insights it

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