Corruption poses a serious threat to democracy and effective governance around the world and is often central to the worst abuses of power. Our internationally renowned research examines corruption and integrity standards in governments, parliaments and political parties from all over the world.
Recent Published Research
Power, S. (2020), The Transparency Paradox: Why Transparency Alone will not Improve Campaign Regulations. The Political Quarterly, 91: 731-738
Power, S (2020) Party Funding and Corruption (Routledge)
Hough, D & Monyake, M (2019) Citizens, Bribery and the Propensity to Protest, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, 57 (3), 2019: 282-302.
Cvetanoska, L (2019) Corruption and women’s access to politics in Kosovo. In: (Armakolas, I. et.al. eds). Building Knowledge About Kosovo. Prishtina: KFOS (forthcoming)
Fouladvand, Shahrzad (2019) Corruption and human trafficking: a holistic approach. In: Pasculli, Lorenzo and Ryder, Nicholas (eds.) Corruption in the global era: causes, sources and forms of manifestation. The Law of Financial Crime. Routledge, pp. 289-305
Dávid-Barrett, E. and M. Fazekas (2019) Grand Corruption and Government Change: An Analysis of Partisan Favoritism in public procurement. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, 1-20.
Dávid-Barrett, E. (2015) Nolan’s Legacy: Regulating Parliamentary Conduct in Democratising Europe. Parliamentary Affairs 58/3: 514-532.
CSC Blog Posts
Read our most recent blog posts about Corruption in Politics
- Current research
Professor Dan Hough
Corruption definitions: definitions of corruption in the US context
Corruption narratives: narratives of corruption in the German parliament
Dr Roxana Bratu
New Technologies and Corruption: the ways in which new technologies create opportunities for corruption, focusing particularly on targeted ads for political campaigns on social media
Representations of Corruption in the Media: the uses of corruption by actors to frame their political discourse
Dr Sam Power
Campaign Financing: campaign financing both online and offline and the role of money as a (potential) corrupting influence
Political Influence: the study of non-financial means of influencing politics, such as lobbying
Party Politics: including party membership, consultancy and new institutionalism
The Politics of Climate Change Policymaking in the UK and its Implications for the Concept of Institutional Corruption
The Politics of Anti-Corruption in Nigeria
Fighting Against ‘Circles’— the current anti-corruption campaign in China and the cultural transition of the CPC