Tuning in to the politics of (anti-)corruption: astute interventions and deeper accountability
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Original versionBergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2022:3) 27 p.
Corruption becomes politicised when the spoils of corruption are used by politicians to maintain and extend their hold on power. Anti-corruption initiatives can also be politicised, meaning they face being weaponised or hijacked by political networks. Though very difficult to overcome, ‘bottom-up’ interventions from coalitions of anti-corruption practitioners can help build a critical mass against politicised corruption and support routes to genuine accountability.