Issue VIII, Aug 2015

India‘s Gilded Age – Course Correction or Course Continuity?

The famous American author Mark Twain is credited with coining the term “Gilded Age” to satirize a period in U.S. history of grave social concerns veiled by a golden veneer.1 The main social problem he had in mind was “corruption”, which characterized the era. That period saw a huge gap in income distribution as the […]

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Impressions from the 2nd IACA Alumni Reunion

The anti-corruption community is incredibly diverse. Unlike many other disciplines, the holistic study of anti-corruption involves individuals from varying walks of life: economists, lawyers, sociologists, psychologists, entrepreneurs, bankers (including the “central” and “commercial” varieties), NGO activists, diplomats, government officials, prosecutors, investigators, and others. This remarkable diversity was on full show at the second IACA Alumni

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Changing the City Hall – The Story of La Paz

Mr. Abaroa, before we go into some detailed questions about anti-corruption and local governance, we would like to ask you the following – if you were to give only one piece of advice to the anti-corruption community, what would that be? Corruption is a symptom, not a cause. Trying to fight corruption is like chasing

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