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Literature review on social norms and corruption

As social norms can have an impact on people’s attitudes and actions, some anti-corruption initiatives have taken on the challenge of leveraging them – either by appealing to existing social norms or attempting to create new ones – in order to change corrupt behaviour. An illustrative selection of documented examples from the East Africa region as well as other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa helps elucidate how this can be done.

16 January 2014
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Lindner, S.; (2014) Literature review on social norms and corruption. Bergen: U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Helpdesk Answer )

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Samira Lindner

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social norms, corruption, Eastern Africa, development cooperation, development, corruption risk management