Sussex Asia Centre

Prof Dan Hough

My research interests centre around corruption and anti-corruption.  That tends to take two tracks.  On the one hand I am interested in which anti-corruption strategies work and why they work.  On the other hand I am interested in the politics of anti-corruption campaigns.  The focus is global, but I have a particular interest in anti-corruption in China.  I was principal investigator on a British Academy Small Research Grant that investigated the effectiveness of anti-corruption agencies, many of which were placed in Asia.  I also analysed anti-corruption in South Korea in one of the cases in my recent book ('Corruption, Anti-Corruption and Governance' -