The Annual Meeting of APSA will be held in San Francisco between 3 – 6 September 2015. The ECPR will be running a Panel entitled, 'Responses to Political Corruption: the Anti-Corruption Record.' In the past twenty years there have been an increasing number of cases of exposure of corruption in politics, generating national and international debate.
This debate has focused, amongst other things, on the causes of corruption and what measures might be taken to prevent it from occurring again. Yet, what measures have governments actually taken in this period? Has the rhetoric of anti-corruption lived up to the reality of anti-corruption measures? Has there been a perceived reduction of corruption or opportunities for corruption as a result of these measures? And if the reality has not lived up to the rhetoric what are the reasons for this? More generally, what forms of anti-corruption measures are likely to work best and why?
The ECPR is interested in receiving Paper proposals for empirical case studies and comparative analyses or general or theoretical contributions to the anti-corruption debate. The ECPR has a particular interest in the advanced democracies of North America and Europe, including the European Union as a supra-national actor. However, proposals on any aspect of anti-corruption will be considered for inclusion in the panel. Proposals and expressions of interest should be emailed to the Chair of the Panel, ECPR Director, Martin Bull at M.J.Bull@salford.ac.uk by 7 December 2014.