Mobilising Social Support for Fighting Corruption: The Cases of Russia and Hungary

Joint projects with the Foundation for Market Economy (Budapest) and the Transitional Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC, American University, Washington).

The goals of the study were to analyse the factors of development, to determine the main actors, main peculiarities and distinctions of anti-corruption fields in two post-socialist countries. The Russian part of the project focused on the situation in St. Petersburg. The object of particular research concern was business associations as potential defenders of business people’s interests (primarily in small and medium-sized businesses), which were supposed to protect businesses against illegal actions by officials (“aggressiveness of the state towards business”). This study was considered a continuation of the project “Prospects for Fighting Corruption in Post-Socialist Countries: The Cases of Hungary and Russia” (2003-2004).

Supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)the IRIS and the KPMG Consulting Barents Group (Think Tank Partnership Program).
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