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The CRIISEA Research Center, University of Picardie Jules-Verne,
Amiens, France
The Institute of International Economic Relations, Athens, Greece

are pleased to announce the organization of the following event:


The Patterns of Corruption in the 21st Century

6-7 September 2008,
Venue: Athens, Greece


Corruption is a major social, political and economic phenomenon. It is defined as behavior which deviates from the formal rules of conduct governing the actions of someone in a position of public authority because of private-regarding motives such as wealth, power or status. On the economic side, corruption has been identified as one of the consequences of excessive state intervention and the bureaucratic rents created thereby; on the political side, it has been seen as a consequence of the unaccountable monopoly power of various kinds of authoritarian or totalitarian regimes. However, democratic systems also provide incentives and opportunities for corrupt behavior, notably the enormous costs of mounting election campaigns, the capture of political parties by economic elites, and the politization of the state apparatus by elected officials and the desire of the latter to compensate for political uncertainty by building up a capital stake through corruption. In all cases corruption plays different roles at different stages of development and institutionalization.
The scope of this conference will be to analyze the existence of economic, societal and institutional checks and restraints on corrupt behavior in the 21st Century.

A Call for Papers is now open for papers proposals along the following questions:
 How extensive is the problem of corruption?
 What are the principal causes and costs of corruption?
 Which forms of corruption are worse?
 What is being done, and what else could be done regarding the good governance?
 How should policy effectiveness be assessed over the next years?


Andreff Wladimir (President of AFSE, Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne), Boddewyn Jean (Baruch College, Zicklin Business School, CUNY), Cooley Alex (Columbia University), Grein Andreas (Baruch College, Zicklin Business School, CUNY), Kalyvas Stathis (Director, Program on Order, Conflict and Violence, Yale University), Pinto Pablo (Columbia University), Marques Pereira Jaime (University of Picardie), Rizopoulos Yorgos (Director CRIISEA, University of Picardie), Théret Bruno (Director of Research CNRS, Paris 9 Dauphine), Tsardanidis Charalambos (Director IIER).


Yorgos Rizopoulos (Director CRIISEA, University of Picardie)
Dimitrios Sergakis (Ph.D Candidate University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, Lecturer University of Picardie)
Charalambos Tsardanidis (Director, Institute of International Economic Relations)


The Conference will concentrate on topics that deal with the problematic and the nature of the contemporary role of corruption. Inter-disciplinary approaches and perspectives such as in those from economics, political science, sociology and law are more than welcome. The general topics of the Conference may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 Corruption and Development
Does development impact on corruption?
How corruption affects development?
Could corruption ever be good for development?

 Foreign Investment and Corruption
Corporate political strategies of MNEs,
MNEs-Government interactions
Corruption, cultural characteristics and MNEs

 Corruption and Institutions
Institutional restraints
The New Institutional Economy of corruption

 Corruption and Social Networks
Social capital and corruption
Economic sociology of corruption

 Conflict, Postwar Reconstruction and Corruption
Corruption and civil wars
Peace- building and corruption
Rehabilitation and corruption

 Fighting corruption, Good governance
Anti-bribery convention
The role of NGOs on transparency: monitoring and advocacy

 Corruption and Market Reform
Corruption and privatization
Corruption and economic transition

 Political Corruption, Bureaucracy and Public Networks
Crony capitalism
Bureaucracy and property rights
The relation between State and interest groups

 Corruption and Human Rights
The impact of corruption on the human rights
Safeguarding human rights

 Corruption, Governance and Public Welfare
Corruption and poverty
Development aid and corruption
Corruption, governance and social justice

 Corruption and Mass Media
The effects of Mass Media on public policy
The role of the Media in fighting corruption

 Democracy and Corruption
Corruption and democratic theory
Electoral corruption
Corruption and the legal system

The organizers intend to publish a number of selected Conference’s papers in a special edited volume, while other papers will be published in a scientific journal as a special issue after scholarly peer reviewed.




70. Elefteriou Venizelou

Additional Information

Calls for papers in now open for anyone interested in the above. A synopsis/abstract of about 250-350 words should be sent by 9 of June 2008. It should include: the paper argument, its theoretical approach, its findings and its methodology. All synopsis/abstracts must also include: the author(s)’ last and first names, affiliation and position, address, telephone and fax, as well as necessarily their email address. Selected applicants will be informed by 16 of June 2008 so that they can complete their papers accordingly. The written papers must be sent by 1 September 2008 (in English). The Programme Committee might confirm acceptance of submissions before the deadline. Therefore, early submission is recommended. All papers must be original contributions (not already published or submitted to other conferences or journals/books). CONFERENCE URL: http://www.idec.gr/iier and http://www.u-picardie.fr/CRIISEA/ CONFERENCE FEE AND PAYMENT The conference fee is € 130 (euro). For Ph. D candidates the fee is €50. The fee is inclusive of refreshments, documentation, two lunches and one dinner. The conference fee is payable in advance and should be received no later than on 1 September 2008. After that date the registration fee is € 200 and for Ph. D candidates €90.