Around the World

Corruption exists all over the world and in all aspects of society. We research corruption everywhere, with particular strengths in the UK, Germany, Eastern Europe, China and Africa.

Recent Published Research 

David-Barrett, E., A. Murray, J. Polvi and R. Burge. (2020) Evaluating Anti-Corruption Agencies: Learning from the CaribbeanJournal of Development Effectiveness 12/1:74-88.

Bratu, R (2018) Corruption, informality and entrepreneurship in Romania. Political Corruption and Governance. Palgrave - Macmillan. ISBN 9783319666662

Bratu, R & Kažoka, I (2018) Metaphors of corruption in the news media coverage of seven European countries. European Journal of Communication, 33 (1). pp. 57-72. ISSN 0267-3231

Bratu, R, Sotiropoulos, D A & Stoyanova, M (2017) Through the lens of social constructionism: the development of innovative anti-corruption policies and practices in Bulgaria, Greece and Romania, 2000–2015. The Slavonic and East European Review, 95 (1). pp. 117-150. ISSN ‎0037-6795

Bratu, R (2016) Living on the edge: Ukraine’s ambiguous war on corruption.  In: Kęsek, Rafal, Boroda, Maxim and Jóźwik, Ziemowit (eds.) Addressing security risks at the Ukrainian border through best practices on good governance. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series - E: Human and Societal Dynamics, 129. IoS Press: NATO Science for Peace and Security Series – E: Human and Societal Dynamics, Amsterdam, pp. 57-64. ISBN 9781614997092

Dávid-Barrett, E. (2015) Nolan’s Legacy: Regulating Parliamentary Conduct in Democratising EuropeParliamentary Affairs 58/3: 514-532.

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  • Current research
    Professor Dan Hough

    Corruption definitions: definitions of corruption in the US context

    Corruption narratives: narratives of corruption in the German parliament

    Liljana Cvetanoska

    The Impact of Corruption on Women: based on elite interviews and documentary analysis in seven Central and Eastern European countries, assessing whether corruption negatively impacts women’s access to and promotion in politics, access to social services and human rights protection 

    The Role of the EU in Corruption Control in its Member States and Candidates for Accession: the limits of the EU anti-corruption policies and the restraints that domestic factors impose on the effectiveness of EU’s anti-corruption conditionality; focus on corruption and the misuse of EU funds and the newly created European Public Prosecution Office

    PhD students

    Riccardo D’Emidio
    Social Norms and Petty Corruption: The Case of Ghana

    Mohamed Elier
    Attempts to Combat Money Laundering by Sale of Oil in Libya: A Comparative Analysis with England and Wales

    Elena Gorianova
    Non-implementation Issues in Transitional Countries; Environmental Regulation of the Oil Industry in Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan (funded by the Economic and Social Research Council)

    Irasema Guzman
    Corruption Risks in Public Procurement Contracts: monitoring delivery of goods, services and works projects in Mexico

    Babatunde Ibidape-Obe
    Conflict of Interest in Public Procurement in Nigeria: The Open Government Data Solution to the Problem of Transparency and Accountability

    Uche Igwe
    The Politics of Anti-Corruption in Nigeria

    Tena Prelec
    The Energy Transition Game: Development of Corruption and Informality through the Economic Transition in Successor Yugoslav States

    Thomas Shipley
    Comparing Nigerian States: anti-corruption and the subnational environment

    Yves Gazihi Sibo
    International Cooperation in Criminal Matters: A Case Study of the East African Community

    Yang Wu
    Fighting Against ‘Circles’— the current anti-corruption campaign in China and the cultural transition of the CPC