Communicating Anti-Corruption - An Analysis of Transparency International's Role in the Anti-Corruption Industry

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Publication 1-year master student thesis
Title Communicating Anti-Corruption - An Analysis of Transparency International's Role in the Anti-Corruption Industry
Author(s) Kearns, Sean
Date 2015
English abstract
Corruption is an increasingly important factor in development. Despite a range of initiatives to address the issue, few anti-corruption initiatives to date have had a positive impact. Popular definitions of corruption are reductive, normative, and economics-based, and common ways of addressing corruption are also deficient. In addition, local contextual factors are often not taken into consideration in anti- corruption initiatives. The present study focuses on the most influential non- governmental organization in the anti-corruption industry, Transparency International (TI). The study is based on a social constructivist approach to knowledge and employs a combination of Norman Fairclough’s critical discourse analysis and Philipp Mayring’s qualitative content analysis to a single TI initiative to answer the question Do Transparency International’s youth anti-corruption initiatives neglect local contextual factors? The study’s findings are inconclusive: Social actors’ agency is encouraged, but cultural norms are neglected.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Kultur och samhälle
Pages 40
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) corruption
anti-corruption
Transparency International
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/19448 (link to this page)

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