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U4 Issue | Feb 2020

Reciprocity networks, service delivery, and corruption: The wantok system in Papua New Guinea

In all countries, informal systems of reciprocity influence the distribution of state resources. These social networks help people cope with adversity but can also promote favouritism and corruption, posing a...
Grant Walton, David Jackson (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 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.
Edited Book | 2019

Political Corruption in Africa. Extraction and Power Preservation

Analysing political corruption as a distinct but separate entity from bureaucratic corruption, this timely book separates these two very different social phenomena in a way that is often overlooked in...
Inge Amundsen (ed.) (2019)
Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishers Ltd. c 200 p.
U4 Issue | 2019

Corruption in universities: Paths to integrity in the higher education subsector

Corruption and fraud in higher education is a global scourge that hinders human capital formation, especially in developing countries. It ranges from political capture of universities to favouritism in admissions,...
Monica Kirya (2019)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2019:10)
Journal Article | 2013

Does an educated mind take the broader view? A field experiment on in−group favouritism among microcredit clients

A number of studies document an in-group bias in social dilemma situations. While group structure and dynamics are important in shaping in-group favouritism, less attention has been paid to individual...
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2013)
in Journal of Socio-Economics vol. 45 August 2013 pp. 10-17
Angola Brief | 2011

What makes a credit group tick? In-group favouritism among microfinance clients

Microcredit clients are often assigned to credit groups with joint liability for loans. But what makes a credit group work well? What credit groups are likely to generate the internal...
Ivar Kolstad, Arne Wiig (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 1 no. 7) 4 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2009

The pursuit of integrity in customs: Experiences from sub-Saharan Africa

This paper examines recent experiences from sub-Saharan Africa in combating corruption in customs. It argues that integrity reforms have been too focused on reforming formal institutions, and too little attention...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2009: 8) 14 p.
Journal Article | 2009

Vers plus d'éthique dans les douanes en Afrique subsaharienne; The pursuit of integrity in customs: experiences from sub-Saharan Africa

This paper examines recent experiences from sub-Saharan Africa in combating corruption in customs. It argues that integrity reforms have been too focused on reforming formal institutions, and too little attention...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2009)
in Afrique Contemporaine vol. 230 no. 2 pp. 33-54
CMI Working Paper | 1996

Dealing with the good and the evil. Introducing morality as an antropological concern

Questions of morality and ethics - good and evil - have not been anthropological favourites. Such issues have been addressed within certain applied environments as well as currently within American...
Dag Jørund Lønning (1996)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 1996:13) 27 p.