Current Projects

This section offers a list of RIACS current projects.

  • RIACS is currently developing a publication under ME Sharpe Series titled Government Counter Corruption Strategies: a Public Solutions Handbook.

Publications

ME Sharpe Series, Government Counter Corruption Strategies: A Public Solutions Handbook

Edited by: Yahong Zhang and Cecilia Lavena

The book has been contracted with M.E. Sharpe for publication as part of “The Public Solutions Handbook Series” (Series Editor: Marc Holzer). It is to be published in 2013.

List of contents (tentative)

Introduction

By Yahong Zhang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University; Cecilia Lavena, Ph.D., Research Assistant, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University, USA.

Chapter 1.  The Multiple Faces of Corruption: Typology, Forms, and Levels

By Jose G. Vargas-Hernandez, Ph.D., Research Professor, University Center for Economic and Managerial Sciences, University of Guadalajara, Mexico.

Chapter 2.  International Counter Corruption Actions

By Benjamin W. Cramer, Post-Doctoral Scholar, Editor, and Instructor, Institute for Information Policy and the College of Communications at the Pennsylvania State University, USA.

Chapter 3.  Counter-corruption Practices in India

By Meena Nair, Head of Participatory Governance Research Group (PGRG), Public Affairs Centre, India.

Chapter 4. Whistleblowing with the Chinese Characteristics: Contemporary Issues and Solutions

By Hua Xu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Auburn University Montgomery, AL, USA

Chapter 5.  Lessons from China: Fighting Corruption in the Construction Sector

By Jiangnan Zhu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Nevada at Reno, USA.

Chapter 6.  Lessons of Counter Corruption in Nepal

By Narayan Manandhar, Ph.D., Freelance Consultant, Nepal.

Chapter 7.  Evolution of Anti-Corruption Policies in South Korea

By Kilkon Ko, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University, Korea; Sue Yeon Cho, PhD Candidate,  Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University, Korea.

Chapter 8.  Anti-Corruption Policy in Singapore: Demystifying the Singapore Model

By Wenxuan Yu, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Chapter 9.  Combating Corruption in Four Asian Countries: Learning from Success and Failure

By Jon S. T. Quah, Ph.D. Anti-Corruption Consultant, former Professor of Political Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Chapter 10.  Ombudsman Institutions and Freedom of Information Legislation in Central and Eastern Europe

By Dacian Dragos, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Public Administration Department, Babes Bolyai University, Romania; Bogdana Neamtu, Ph.D., Lecturer, Public Administration Department, Babes Bolyai University, Romania.

Chapter 11.  Combating Bribery of Foreign Officials: A Counter Corruption Strategy in Developed Countries

By Cindy Davids, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Deakin Law School, Australia.

Conclusion: What Could We Learn from the Anti-Corruption Practices?

By Yahong Zhang, Ph.D. Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University; Cecilia Lavena, Ph.D. Research Assistant, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University, USA.

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