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dc.contributor.authorHeywood, Paulen
dc.contributor.authorRose, Jonathanen
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T12:37:41Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T12:37:41Z
dc.date.issued2014-04-09
dc.identifier.citationHeywood, P. M. and Rose, J. (2014) “Close but no Cigar”: the measurement of corruption. Journal of Public Policy, 34 (3), pp. 507-529en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/14009
dc.description.abstractThe financial cost of corruption has recently been estimated at more than 5 per cent of global GDP. Yet, despite the widespread agreement that corruption is one of the most pressing policy challenges facing world leaders, it remains as widespread today, possibly even more so, as it was when concerted international attention began being devoted to the issue following the end of the Cold War. In reality, we still have a relatively weak understanding of how best to measure corruption and how to develop effective guides to action from such measurement. This paper provides a detailed review of existing approaches to measuring corruption, focusing in particular on perception-based and non-perceptual approaches. We highlight a gap between the conceptualisation of corruption and its measurement, and argue that there is a tension between the demands of policy-makers and anti-corruption activists on the one hand, and the motivations of academic researchers on the other. The search for actionable answers on the part of the former sits uncomfortably with the latter’s focus on the inherent complexity of corruption.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen
dc.subjectPoliticsen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectIntegrityen
dc.subjectMeasurementen
dc.subjectMethodologyen
dc.title"Close but no Cigar": the Measurement of Corruptionen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1017/S0143814X14000099
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderESRC and the Hong Kong Research Grants Councilen
dc.projectidRES-000-22-4407en
dc.cclicenceN/Aen
dc.researchinstituteLocal Governance Research Centre (LGRC)en


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