Governance: An international journal of policy, administration and institutions

How EITI promotes reform in corruption-prone countries

Why do so many governments in corruption-prone countries voluntarily sign up for greater scrutiny under the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative?  In the current issue of GovernanceElizabeth David-Barrett and Ken Okamura argue that the answer “lies in a complex story about how norms spread and take hold in international politics.”  Once transparency has been established as a global norm, the EITI serves as “an important tool for reformers in government to signal their good intentions, helping them to motivate their peers to comply.”  Read the article.

Written by Governance

June 1, 2016 at 7:01 pm

Posted in Current issue


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