Tuning in to the politics of (anti-)corruption: astute interventions and deeper accountability
Corruption becomes politicised when the spoils of corruption are used by politicians to maintain and extend their hold on power. Anti-corruption initiatives can also be politicised, meaning they face being weaponised or hijacked by political networks. Though very difficult to overcome, ‘bottom-up’ interventions from coalitions of anti-corruption practitioners can help build a critical mass against politicised corruption and support routes to genuine accountability.
Book review: John-Andrew McNeish (2021) Sovereign Forces: Everyday Challenges to Environmental Governance in Latin America. Berghahn Books.
David Aled Williams
Public Anthropologist (Blog)
Cooperation with Chinese actors on anti-corruption: Environmental governance as a pilot area
Bertram Lang, Marina Rudyak