Issue XXI, Jan 2021

Transparency in the Sustainable Management of the Fisheries Sector

Do we have to worry about the future of fisheries? Unfortunately, yes. It might be different for certain species or certain regions, but from a global perspective we do need to worry. Climate change, pollution and overexploitation are all taking a heavy toll on our fisheries. Catching fish is not inherently bad, but over decades […]

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Behaviourally Informed Interviewing, a New Approach to Interviewing in Corruption Investigations

Introduction Successful investigation and prosecution of corruption offences is a critical element in fighting corruption. Repressive measures alone are not sufficient, but the ability of a judicial system to impose dissuasive criminal sanctions plays a major deterrent role and is a clear sign that corruption is not tolerated. The investigation of corruption is however very

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Corruption and Governance Challenges in the Capital Development Authority of Dhaka-Bangladesh: Understanding the Nexus of Principal-Agent Theory and Collusion Triangle

Introduction Anti-corruption initiatives are often blamed for being ineffective because they lack a firm theoretical basis. Those initiatives are meant for the anti-corruption efforts that had been taken[1]See, Marquette, H. and Peiffer, C., 2015. Corruption and Collective Action. [online] Available at: https://www.cmi.no/publications/5544-corruption-and-collective-action [Accessed 28 February 2020] over the last two decades. However, analyzing corruption has

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Artificial Intelligence – Is It the Ultimate in the Fight against Corruption?

Corruption continues to be one of the most pervasive anti-social vice in our societies. Often times and especially in developing countries, corruption is associated with government officials and politicians who use it as the oil to lubricate the government machinery that guarantees their stay in power. Because corruption entails serious threats for economic, social and

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The Link between Gender and Corruption. Why equality matters in dealing with corruption

“Are women really the ‘fairer’ sex?” This question was raised by researchers at the World Bank in 1999 (Dollar, et al., 1999). In their study, they used the International Country Risk Guide’s corruption index to see how corruption correlated with the involvement of women in parliament in more than 100 countries. Their findings were clear:

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Foreign Bribery Law: The Tool for Combating Transnational Bribery – Pioneer General Investments Plc.

As the Malawi Nation is still recovering from the devastating effects of the ‘cash-gate’ corruption scandal, the country is hit again by another scandal. This time around the corrupt act was committed in a foreign land.* *The article is based on a hypothetical scenario as if there had recently been a scandal in a country

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Foreign Corruption by Multinational Corporations (MNCs): The Principal-Agent Problem, Liability, Compliance and Collective Action

Why do employees and management of MNCs engage in corruption? The principal-agent problem gives an answer, why employees and management of multinational corporations (MNCs) like Siemens AG, Diagnostic Products Corp and Pfizer engage in corruption in spite of knowing of its adverse consequences. This article considers whether individuals or corporations should be held accountable for

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