Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster „Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration“

Neuerscheinung: Transnational advocacy on the ground. Von Diana Schmidt-Pfister

13. September 2010


Against corruption in Russia? Manchester: MUP 2010

What can be done against corruption? If we trust most assessments, the global anti-corruption movement has so far not managed to markedly reduce the level of corruption, especially in the more problematic countries. This book examines the actual workings of transnational anti-corruption advocacy on the ground. In the 21st century, transnational advocacy has become ever more complex: all actors are highly professionalised and can increasingly rely on growing structures for the exchange of information, resources, and services.

Using the case study of contemporary Russia and a multi-sited ethnographic approach (including three Russian cities), the book reassesses what this means for advocacy practices such as information politics, technical assistance, or combined pressure from above and below. It thoroughly maps the entanglement between international, national and local levels. Amongst others, this study reveals a range of obstacles posed to constructively involving civil society in practice, despite unanimous rhetorical commitment on the part of international actors and governments. (Verlag)

Dr. Diana Schmidt-Pfister ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Exzellenzcluster. Sie forscht zur wissenschaftlichen Integrität im Kontext von Integration und Wettbewerb.