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Combating corruption in the twenty-first century: new approaches (2018)
Journal Article
Heywood, P. M. (in press). Combating corruption in the twenty-first century: new approaches. Daedalus, 47(3), doi:10.1162/daed_a_00504. ISSN 0011-5266

Despite the focus placed on combating corruption over the last quarter-century, practical results have been disappointing. A small number of "success" stories cannot mask the fact that corruption continues to blight the lives of millions of citizens.... Read More

Cultural specificity versus institutional universalism: a critique of the National Integrity System (NIS) methodology (2017)
Journal Article
Heywood, P. M., & Johnston, E. (in press). Cultural specificity versus institutional universalism: a critique of the National Integrity System (NIS) methodology. Crime, Law and Social Change, 68(3), doi:10.1007/s10611-017-9709-z. ISSN 0925-4994

This article provides an assessment and critique of the National Integrity System approach and methodology, informed by the experience of conducting an NIS review in Cambodia. It explores four key issues that potentially undermine the relevance and... Read More

Rethinking corruption: hocus-pocus, locus and focus (2017)
Journal Article
Heywood, P. M. (2017). Rethinking corruption: hocus-pocus, locus and focus. Slavonic and East European Review, 95(1), doi:10.5699/slaveasteurorev2.95.1.0021. ISSN 0037-6795

Although there has been a significant increase in research on the phenomenon of corruption over the last quarter-century, there is little evidence that this has resulted in effective policy interventions, nor in any significant reduction in its scope... Read More

“Close but no cigar”: the measurement of corruption (2014)
Journal Article
Heywood, P. M., & Rose, J. (2014). “Close but no cigar”: the measurement of corruption. Journal of Public Policy, 34(3), doi:10.1017/S0143814X14000099. ISSN 0143-814X

The financial cost of corruption has recently been estimated at more than 5 per cent of global GDP. Yet, despite the widespread agreement that corruption is one of the most pressing policy challenges facing world leaders, it remains as widespread tod... Read More

Integrity management and the public service ethos in the UK: patchwork quilt or threadbare blanket?
Conference Proceeding
Heywood, P. M. Integrity management and the public service ethos in the UK: patchwork quilt or threadbare blanket?

This paper focuses on the nature of integrity management in contemporary UK public life. Despite traditionally high standards of integrity in the public service, it has recently been argued that the UK’s National Integrity System resembles a patchwor... Read More