Corruption

Scholarly Publications

The Economic Costs of Drug-Trafficking Violence in Mexico

June 2017

The levels of violence in Mexico have dramatically increased in the last few years due to structural changes in the drug trafficking business.

Authoritarianism Goes Global: The Challenge to Democracy

April 2016

About the BookOver the past decade, illiberal powers have become emboldened and gained influence within the global arena.

India’s latest and largest workfare program: evaluation and recommendations

April 2014

This paper evaluates the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) of 2005.

Other Publications

Thailand's Collective Action Coalition Against Corruption

March 2018

This case focuses on a private sector initiative to fight deep-seated corruption in Thailand.

Public Broadcasting in Ukraine: What Does it Take to Break Decades of Inertia and an Avalanche of Resistance?

July 2017

On March 25, 2014 Zurab Alasania became the newly appointed Head of NTKU (National TV Company of Ukraine) and faced the challenges of creating a public broadcasting institution.

Gifford Pinchot and Sustainable Forest Management

April 2015

The year was 1909, and Gifford Pinchot, Chief Forester of the United States, faced a terrible personal dilemma.  He had discovered a pattern of corruption in the sale of public lands to developers...

News

The Role of Corruption in China's Speedy, Risky Boom

May 2021

Is corruption the reason behind China's booming economy? Professor Yuen Yuen Ang explains its role in China's massive economic growth.

When Beijing Goes to Washington: Autocratic Lobbying Influence in Democracies

April 2021

Professor Erin Baggot Carter tells us how autocratic lobbying affects political outcomes and media coverage in democracies.

UC Santa Cruz Scholars Discuss the Origins and Implications of Algeria’s Uprising [VIDEO]

June 2019

In a talk dated May 31, 2019, UC Santa Cruz scholars Muriam Haleh Davis and Thomas Serres examined Algeria’s recent uprising, which led to the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Events

When Beijing Goes to Washington: Autocratic Lobbying Influence in Democracies

September 23, 2020

This is a virtual event. Please click here to register and generate a link to the talk.  The link will be unique to you; please save it and do not share with others.

The Social Origins of Egypt's Failed Market Making

May 28, 2020

This event is co-sponsored by the Arab Studies Institute ABSTRACTThis talk is based on the speaker's new book Cleft Capitalism: The Social Origins of Failed Market Making in Egypt (Stanford...

Lebanon’s Uprising in A Time of Crises

May 13, 2020

ABSTRACTThis talk examines the multiple crises manifesting in Lebanon today and their impact on the fate of the uprising that began in October 2019.

Multimedia

How will Michael Flynn's resignation affect US-Russia relations?

February 2017

Russia expert and Stanford University senior fellow Kathryn Stoner on Russian reaction to the national security adviser's resignation. Watch the video here.

The Origins and Dynamics of Crony Capitalism in China: Insights from 260 Cases of Collusive Corruption

November 2016

Abstract:“Corruption in the post-Tiananmen era exhibits distinct characteristics not found in the 1980s, such as astronomical sums of money looted by officials, their family members, and their cronies in the private sector, large networks of co...

Interview with Erry Hardjapamekas, former head of the Indonesian anti-corruption commission

August 2016

Francis Fukuyama, Mosbacher Director of Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, interviewed Erry Hardjapamekas, former head of the Indonesian anti-corruption commission (KPK), on the margins of a special event showcasing...

People

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