This week, the Australian government released outcomes for the 2018 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) assessment. The ANU received “5” (Well Above World Standard) in a number of disciplines which have focused on corruption – including Anthropology, Criminology, Policy & Administration, Political Science and Law – to name a few. A review of the research outputs that the ANU contributed found 49 journal articles, books or book chapters on corruption and anti-corruption.
TRIC would like to acknowledge the work and thank the many current and former ANU researchers – not forgetting their co-authors from around the globe. The variety of approaches demonstrates not only a richness of academic work, but a clear indication more is required from us all to better understand corruption and the means to prevent it.
A list of the contributions to corruption research from the 2018 ERA Assessment follows.
Ambrey, C.L., Fleming, C.L., Manning, M., & Smith, C. (2016). On the Confluence of Freedom of the Press, Control of Corruption and Societal Welfare. Social Indicators Research: an international and interdisciplinary journal for quality-of-life measurement. (2) 128, 859-880. doi:10.1007/s11205-015-1060-0.
Arezki, R., & Bruckner, M. (2011). Oil rents, corruption, and state stability: Evidence from panel data regressions. European Economic Review. (7) 55, 955-963. doi:10.1016/j.euroecorev.2011.03.004.
Bhattacharyya, S., & Jha, R. (2013). Economic Growth, Law, and Corruption: Evidence from India. Comparative Economic Studies. (2) 55, 287-313. doi:10.1057/ces.2013.4.
Broadhurst, R., & Wang, P. (2014). After the Bo Xilai Trial: Does Corruption Threaten China’s Future?. Survival. (3) 56, 157-177. doi:10.1080/00396338.2014.920148.
Cerutti, P.O., Tacconi, L., Lescuyer, G., & Nasi, R. (2013). Cameroon’s Hidden Harvest: Commercial Chainsaw Logging, Corruption, and Livelihoods. Society and Natural Resources. (5) 26, 539-553. doi:10.1080/08941920.2012.714846.
Collignon, P., Athukoloara, P-C., Senanayake, S., & Khan, F. (2015). Antimicrobial resistance: The major contribution of poor governance and corruption to this growing problem. PLoS One. (3) 10, 13pp. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0116746.
Corbett, J., & Shiu, R.N. (2014). Leadership succession and the high drama of political conduct: Corruption stories from Samoa. Pacific Affairs: an international review of Asia and the Pacific. (4) 87, 743-763. doi:10.5509/2014873743.
Forsyth, M. (2016). What the Political Corruption Scandal of 2015 Reveals about Checks and Balances in Vanuatu Governance. The Journal of Pacific History. (3) 51, 255-277. doi:10.1080/00223344.2016.1214247.
Graycar, A. (2012). Corruption and control: A corruption reduction approach. Journal of Financial Crime. (4) 19, 384-399. doi:10.1108/13590791211266377.
Graycar, A. (2014). Awareness of Corruption in the Community and Public Service: a Victorian Study. Australian Journal of Public Administration. (2) 73, 271-281. doi:10.1111/1467-8500.12081.
Graycar, A., & Monaghan, O. (2015). Rich Country Corruption. International Journal of Public Administration. (8) 38, 586-595. doi:10.1080/01900692.2014.949757.
Graycar, A., & Villa, D. (2011). The loss of governance capacity through corruption. Governance: an international journal of policy, administration, and institution. (3) 24, 419-438. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0491.2011.01535.x.
Hall, K. (2013). Strategic privatisation of transnational anti-corruption regulation. Australian Journal of Corporate Law. 28, 60-71. doi:.
Hodge, A. Shankar, S., Prasado Rao, D.S., & Duhs, A. (2011). Exploring the links between corruption and growth. Review of Development Economics. (3) 15, 474-490. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9361.2011.00621.x.
Joutsen, M., & Graycar, A. (2012). When Experts and Diplomats Agree: Negotiating Peer Review of the UN Convention Against Corruption. Global Governance. (4) 18, 425-439. doi:.
Kenny, P.D. (2015). Colonial rule, decolonisation, and corruption in India. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. (4) 53, 401-427. doi:10.1080/14662043.2015.1089002.
Larmour, P. (2011). Anti-anticorruption: Barry Hindess’ recent work on corruption. Alternatives: global, local, political. (1) 36, 48-55. doi:10.1177/0304375411402017.
Masters, A., & Graycar, A. (2015). Media reporting of corruption: policy implications. Crime, Law and Social Change: an interdisciplinary journal. ( 2-3 ) 64, 153-175. doi:10.1007/s10611-015-9595-1.
Masters, A., & Graycar, A. (2016). Making Corruption Disappear in Local Government. Public Integrity. (1) 18, 42-58. doi:10.1080/10999922.2015.1093400.
Masters, Adam (2015). Corruption in sport: From the playing field to the field of policy. Policy and Society. (2) 34, 111-123. doi:10.1016/j.polsoc.2015.04.002.
McAllister, I. (2014). Corruption and confidence in Australian political institutions. Australian Journal of Political Science. (2) 49, 174-185. doi:10.1080/10361146.2014.880401.
Mietzner, M. (2015). Dysfunction by Design: Political Finance and Corruption in Indonesia. Critical Asian Studies. (4) 47, 587-610. doi:10.1080/14672715.2015.1079991.
Porter, L.E., & Graycar, A. (2016). Hotspots of corruption: applying a problem-oriented policing approach to preventing corruption in the public sector. Security Journal. (3) 29, 423-441. doi:10.1057/sj.2013.38.
Rodrigues-Neto, J. (2014). On corruption, bribes and the exchange of favors. Economic Modelling. 38, 152-162. doi:10.1016/j.econmod.2013.12.010.
Suryadarma, D. (2012). How corruption diminishes the effectiveness of public spending on education in Indonesia. Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies. (1) 48, 85-100. doi:10.1080/00074918.2012.654485.
To, P.X., Mahanty, S., & Dressler, W. (2014). Social Networks of Corruption in the Vietnamese and Lao Cross-Border Timber Trade. Anthropological Forum: a journal of social anthropology and comparative sociology. (2) 24, 154-174. doi:10.1080/00664677.2014.893505.
Walton, G. (2013). Is all corruption dysfunctional? Perceptions of corruption and its consequences in Papua New Guinea. Public Administration and Development: the international journal of management research and practice. (3) 33, 175-190. doi:10.1002/pad.1636.
Walton, G. (2013). The limitations of neoliberal logic in the anti-corruption industry: Lessons from Papua New Guinea. Crime, Law and Social Change: an interdisciplinary journal. (2) 60, 147-164. doi:10.1007/s10611-013-9450-1.
Walton, G. (2016). Silent screams and muffled cries The ineffectiveness of anti-corruption measures in Papua New Guinea. Asian Education and Development Studies. (2) 5, 211-226. doi:10.1108/AEDS-01-2016-0005.
Walton. G. (2015). Defining Corruption Where the State is Weak: The Case of Papua New Guinea. Journal of Development Studies. (1) 51, 15-31. doi:10.1080/00220388.2014.925541.
Walton., G. (2016). Gramsci’s activists: How local civil society is shaped by the anti-corruption industry, political society and translocal encounters. Political Geography. 53, 10-19. doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2016.01.009.
Yap, O.F. (2013). Consolidating Democracy in Korea: Economy as Impetus, Corruption as Issue. Korea Observer. (4) 44, 517-544. doi:.
Yap, O.F. (2013). When do Citizens Demand Punishment of Corruption?. Australian Journal of Political Science. (1) 48, 57-70. doi:10.1080/10361146.2012.760525.
Yap, O.F. (2016). How do South Koreans respond to government corruption? Evidence from experiments. Korea Observer. (2) 47, 363-386. doi:.
Graycar, A., & Prenzler, T. (2013). Understanding and Preventing Corruption. New York & Baskingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 144pp.
You, J. S. (2015). Democracy, Inequality, and Corruption: Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines Compared. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press . 293pp.
Downs, F. (2013). Corruption, Deforestation and Environmental Injustice: The Case of Indonesia. In K. Druffel (ed.). Looking Within: Finding an Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship Lens. Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press . pp. 157-172.
Graycar, A. (2011). Corruption. In M. Natarajan (ed). International Crime and Justice. New York, USA: Cambridge University Press . pp. 215-222.
Graycar, A. (2014). Corruption. In Debra Rowe (eds). Achieving Sustainability: visions, principles, and practices. New York: Macmillan Reference USA . pp. 186-192.
Graycar, A., & Smith, R. (2011). Research and Practice in Corruption: an Introduction. In Adam Graycar and Russell G. Smith (eds). Handbook of Global Research and Practice in Corruption. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing . pp. 13pp.
Hill, H. (2012). Corruption and development: The Indonesian experience. In Sirilaksana Khoman and friends (eds). A Scholar for All: Medhi Krongkaew. Bangkok: Thammasat University Press . pp. 150-164.
Hindess, B. (2012). Introduction: How should we think about corruption?. In Manuhuia Barcham, Barry Hindess and Peter Larmour (eds). Corruption: expanding the focus. Canberra: ANU E Press . pp. 24pp.
McLeod, R.H. (2011). Institutionalized public sector corruption: a legacy of the Suharto franchise. In Edward Aspinall and Gerry van Klinken (eds). The State and Illegality in Indonesia. Leiden, Netherlands: KITLV Press . pp. 45-88.
McLeod, R.H. (2012). Endemic corruption in Indonesia during the Soeharto Era. In Sirilaksana Khoman and friends (eds). A Scholar for All: Medhi Krongkaew. Bangkok: Thammasat University Press . pp. 165-179.
Mulgan, R. (2012). Aristotle on Legality and Corruption. In Manuhuia Barcham, Barry Hindess and Peter Larmour (eds). Corruption: expanding the focus. Canberra: ANU E Press . pp. 25-36.
Mulgan, R., & Wanna, J. (2011). Developing cultures of integrity in the public and private sectors. In Adam Graycar and Russell G. Smith (eds). Handbook of Global Research and Practice in Corruption. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing . pp. 416-428.
Uhr, J. (2012). Professionalising Corruption? Investigating professional ethics for politicians. In Manuhuia Barcham, Barry Hindess and Peter Larmour (eds). Corruption: expanding the focus. Canberra: ANU E Press . pp. 133-153.
van Klinken, G., & Aspinall, E. (2011). Building relations: Corruption, competition and cooperation in the construction industry. In Edward Aspinall and Gerry van Klinken (eds). The State and Illegality in Indonesia. Leiden, Netherlands: KITLV Press . pp. 139-163.
Walton, G. (2011). The rise of economic discourse: corruption and anti-corruption in the development industry. In S B Dahiya, K Chakravarty, N Rathee, S V Lamba (eds). Governance Issues and Corruption. India: Pawan Gulati . pp. 155-172.