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Governments, NGOs and Anti-Corruption
The New Integrity Warriors

ISBN 9780415599610
Published August 10, 2010 by Routledge
268 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The purpose of this book is to understand the rise, future and implications of two important new kinds of "integrity warriors" - official anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) and anti-corruption NGOs – and to locate them in a wider context and history of anti-corruption activity.

Key issues of corruption and anti-corruption are discussed in an integrated and innovative way; through a number of country studies including Taiwan and South Korea, South East Europe, Fiji, Russia and the Baltic States. Some of the questions, used to examine the development of new anti-corruption actors, include:

  • In what context were these born?
  • How do they operate in pursuing their mission and mandate?
  • How successful have they been in relation to expected results?
  • To what extent are governmental and non governmental actors aware of each other and how far do they cooperate towards the common goal of fighting corruption?
  • What explains the shift in emphasis after the end of the cold war, from national to international action?

Governments, NGOs and Anti-Corruption will be of interest to students and scholars of corruption, public policy, political science, developmental studies and law.


Luís de Sousa is an Associate Researcher at CIES-ISCTE, Portugal and Calouste Gulbenkian Fellow at the European University Institute, Italy.

Barry Hindess is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University, Australia.

Peter Larmour is a Reader in Public Policy and Governance at the Crawford School of Economics and Government, Australian National University, Australia.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Yves Mény  1. Introduction Luís de Sousa, Peter Larmour and Barry Hindess  Part 1: Theories and Concepts: Corruption, Anti-Corruption and Democratic Politics  2. International Anti-Corruption as a Program of Normalisation Barry Hindess  3. Anti-Corruption as a Risk to Democracy: On the Unintended Consequences of International Anti-Corruption Campaigns Staffan Andersson and Paul M. Heywood  4. The Development of Inspection and Oversight: Blind Alleys and Open Vistas in the Case of American Procurement Policy Frank Anechiarico  Part 2: The Vices and Virtues of Governmental Anti-Corruption  5. Matching Workload, Management and Resources: Setting the context for ‘effective’ anti-corruption commissions Alan Doig  6. Anti-Corruption Bodies as Discourse-Controlling Instruments: Experiences from South East Europe Daniel Smilov  7. Warriors in Chains: Institutional Legacies and Anti-Corruption Programs in Taiwan and South Korea Christian Göbel  8. Populist Anti-Corruption and Military Coups: The Cleanup Campaign in Fiji 2006-7 Peter Larmour  Part 3: The Vices and Virtues of Non-Governmental Anti-Corruption  9. Transnational Anti-Corruption Advocacy: A Multi-Level Analysis of Civic Action in Russia Diana Schmidt-Pfister  10. How do International Organizations Scrutinize Transforming States? The Case of Transparency International and the Baltic States Matilda Dahl  11. Corruption and Anti-Corruption in Southeast Europe: Landscapes and Sites Steven Sampson  12. TI in Search of a Constituency: The Institutionalisation and Franchising of the Global Anti-Corruption Doctrine Luís de Sousa  Conclusion

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Luís de Sousa is research associate at CIES-ISCTE, Portugal, and currently Gulbenkian Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies/European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

Barry Hindess is Professor of Political Science in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University, Australia.

Peter Larmour is a Reader in Public Policy and Governance at the Crawford School of Economics and Government, Australian National University, Australia.