Donatella della Porta, Alice Mattoni, and Andrea L.P. Pirro
START YEAR 2012
END YEAR 2017
This is a major research project aimed at investigating which factors promote or hinder the development of effective anti-corruption policies. The objective of ANTICORRPT is to investigate factors that promote or hinder the development of effective anti-corruption policies.
The project is to start in March 2012 and last for five years. The project consists of twenty-one research groups in EU countries. ANTICORRPT will investigate the causes of corruption, how corruption can be conceptualized and measured as well as the impact of corruption on various aspects of human well-being. A central issue will be how policy responses can be tailored as to deal effectively with various forms of corruption. The knowledge about the negative impact that corruption has on various aspects of human well-being (such as economic prosperity, health, life, satisfaction, gender equality, social trust, poverty and political legitimacy) has been well established. At the same time, knowledge about how corruption can be successfully fought by political means is much less developed. The project will identify general global trends concerning corruption and select ‘over-performing’ and ‘under-performing’ countries (in Europe and in other regions) in terms of their progress towards less corrupt governance regimes and conduct more detailed qualitative analyses of these cases. In addition, a large-scale survey of various aspects of “the quality of ” in all EU member states will be conducted.
At the Scuola Normale Superiore, the research will also focus on the role of social movements and civil society actors against corruption and organized crime.
European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme.
Edited Volume - 2018
Journal Article - 2017