Innovations in Corruption Studies

Edited by Alena Ledeneva, Roxana Bratu, and Philipp Köker

Slavonic and East European Review 95.1

Modern Humanities Research Association and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London

1 February 2017

ISBN: 978-1-781882-96-2 (paperback)

ISBN: 978-1-781886-31-1 (paperback)  •  RRP £10, $14, €12.50

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Despite great advances in corruption studies over the last three decades, there is still a lot to learn about corruption and anti-corruption policies. The key question currently driving innovations in corruption studies is why anti-corruption reforms do not work. This volume offers a selection of papers from the international seminar series on innovations in corruption studies in Europe and beyond held by the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London between October 2015 and March 2016. The purpose of the series, which brought together researchers of the project ‘Anticorruption Policies Revisited: Global Trends and European Responses to the Challenges of Corruption’ (ANTICORRP), was to highlight innovations in the field of corruption studies regarding theory, methodology, analysis and policy. The papers here represent a sample of the wider academic debates but focus on integrating expertise relating to Central and Eastern Europe into a comparative framework. The outcome reflects the openness of the authors to work across area and discipline and to ensure cross-fertilization between area studies and the social sciences in general.

This volume is available both as a stand-alone paperback book and an issue of the journal.


Innovations in Corruption Studies: Corruption Studies for the Twenty-First Century: Paradigm Shifts and Innovative Approaches
Alena Ledeneva, Roxana Bratu, Philipp Köker
Rethinking Corruption: Hocus-Pocus, Locus and Focus
Paul M. Heywood
Where Does Informality Stop and Corruption Begin? Informal Governance and the Public/Private Crossover in Mexico, Russia and Tanzania
Claudia Baez-Camargo, Alena Ledeneva
Breaking the Cycle? How (Not) to Use Political Finance Regulations to Counter Public Procurement Corruption
Mihály Fazekas, Luciana Cingolani
Through the Lens of Social Constructionism: The Development of Innovative Anti-Corruption Policies and Practices in Bulgaria, Greece and Romania, 2000–2015
Alena Ledeneva, Roxana Bratu, Philipp Köker
Managing Business Corruption: Targeting Non-Compliant Practices in Systemically Corrupt Environments
Alena Ledeneva, Roxana Bratu, Philipp Köker

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