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U4 Practice Insight | Feb 2020

Trial monitoring of corruption cases: An innovative answer to the quest for evaluation tools

Impartial, competent and efficient judiciaries are vital in addressing corruption. Both qualitative and quantitative aspects of performance should be considered when assessing the effectiveness of a judicial system in handling...
Francesco De Sanctis (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practice Insight 2020:1)
Book Chapter | 2019

Extractive and Power-Preserving Political Corruption

This introductory chapter outlines the distinctions between, on the one hand, political and bureaucratic corruption, and, on the other hand, between extractive and power-preserving corruption. It is argued that the...
Inge Amundsen (2019)
in Inge Amundsen (ed.): Political Corruption in Africa. Extraction and Power Preservation. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishers Ltd.
Book Chapter | 2019

The ‘Secret Loans Affair’ and Political Corruption in Mozambique

In 2016, the ‘secret loans affair’ sprung on to the Mozambican political scene with the discovery that three government-owned companies – controlled by the military intelligence – had borrowed around...
Adriano Nuvunga and Aslak Orre (2019)
in Inge Amundsen (ed.): Political Corruption in Africa. Extraction and Power Preservation. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishers Ltd.
Report in External Series | 2014

Costa Rica’s Anti-Corruption Trajectory: Strengths and Limitations

In spite of the economic and social policy successes of Latin America’s longest surviving democracy, corruption has become a major problem shaking Costa Ricans’ confidence in appointed and elected public...
Bruce M. Wilson (2014)
(Work Package: WP3, Corruption and governance improvement in global and continental perspectives. Anti-Corruption Policies Revisited Project. EU/Hertie/GIGA)
U4 Brief | 2014

The case for asset declarations in the judiciary: Identifying illicit enrichment and conflicts of interests

Asset declarations serve in many countries as a tool for detecting and preventing illicit enrichment and conflicts of interests among public officials. However, not all countries with an asset declaration...
Tilman Hoppe (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2014:5) 4 p.
Report in External Series | 2012

Who Rules Nigeria?

Nigeria has experienced military coups, a civil war and very poor economic development, and its population is more impoverished today than at independence. Behind this lies the “oil curse”. The...
Inge Amundsen (2012)
Oslo: NOREF - Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (Report no. Report November 2012) 7 p.
U4 Brief | 2012

The accumulation of unexplained wealth by public officials: Making the offence of illicit enrichment enforceable

Recent high-profile cases have focused attention on the transfer of assets abroad by heads of state and other senior officials from developing countries in amounts that far exceed their legitimate...
Maud Perdriel-Vaissiere (2012)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2012:1) 4 p.
Master's Thesis | 2011

Living in a material world: Political funding in electoral authoritarian regimes in Sub-saharan Africa

This thesis investigates the role of political funding in two electoral authoritarian regimes in Sub-Saharan Africa. The issue of political funding has been investigated thoroughly in developed democracies in the...
Svein-Erik Helle (2011)
Master thesis in Comparative Politics. Bergen: University of Bergen. 123 p.
Book | 2010

Courts and power in Latin America and Africa

Why do courts hold political power-holders accountable in some democratic and democratizing countries, but not in others?  And, why do some courts remain very timid while others—under seemingly similar circumstances—become...
Siri Gloppen, Bruce M. Wilson, Roberto Gargarella, Elin Skaar, and Morten Kinander (2010)
New York: Palgrave Macmillan 231 p.
Journal Article | 2006

Aid, Growth and Peace: A Comparative Analysis

This article disaggregates aid data to enrich our understanding of the patterns of postconflict aid. We find that the front-loading of aid after a peace agreement, detected by previous research,...
Astri Suhrke and Julia Buckmaster (2006)
in Conflict, Security and Development vol. 6 no. 3 October pp. 337-363