Corruption’s role in armed conflict and violence has become a key concern for peacebuilding professionals. And yet, the anti-corruption and peacebuilding fields have rarely converged in a systematic way. One effort towards bringing the two communities into an engaged dialogue is the recent publication of a special theme issue of the journal New Routes on the “nexus between corruption and peacebuilding” published by the Life and Peace Institute based in Sweden (the entire issue is available for free download).
Articles range from how grand corruption in Colombia weakens the government’s efforts to eliminate criminal networks to corruption in the military. The issue also includes contributions that focus on practical, actionable strategies and toolkits. Global Integrity was happy to contribute a piece that outlined some core concepts in corruption analysis as well as suggestions of anti-corruption tools that might be appropriate to post-conflict settings.
In a related vein, we’re also happy to help spread the word about a new anti-corruption e-list service established by Tufts University’s Fletcher School that is focused on corruption and anti-corruption in development and conflict/post-conflict contexts. To quote the founders of the new e-mail listserv:
The purpose of the list is to build an active online learning community of professionals and scholars working on anti-corruption and integrity initiatives with an explicit emphasis on developing and conflict/post-conflict countries. The list will be used to:
- Highlight new publications and research
- Share job announcements
- Announce academic programs, colloquia, conferences, workshops, etc. relevant to anti-corruption in development and conflict/post-conflict contexts
- Support research endeavors into anti-corruption and integrity
- Exchange ideas, advice and questions
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— Raymond June