How the bloody hell do you measure corruption?! A workshop for research students and early-career researchers
While all social science concepts bring up issues of measurement, the concept of corruption presents particular challenges for researchers. To a large extent, this has to do with the fact that corruption and related practices are usually illegal (or at least widely considered morally unacceptable), which means that those involved in these practices will go to great lengths to keep their activities hidden from the public eye—and from nosey researchers, in particular.
Still, over the last few years, social science has made great progress in measuring corruption for systematic inquiry. This workshop will introduce participants to the main methods of measurement—including surveys, experiments, and big data analytics—and discuss their strengths and limitations.
Convener: Olli Hellmann is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Sussex. He has published on informal, particularistic institutions—with a specific focus on the developing economies in East Asia—and teaches on Sussex’s MA Corruption and Governance.
King’s Global (Anti)Corruption Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Brazil Institute - Fernanda Odilla Figueiredo (email@example.com)
China Institute - Dr. Konstantinos Tsimonis
Russia Institute/European Studies - Dr. Alexander Kupatadze
Department of International Development - Dr. Raphael Susewind
This event takes place in the River Room at King's Strand Campus and is free to attend, please register.
Refreshments will be provided.