As of March 7, 2019.
Frank Vogl serves as an adjunct lecturer as he teaches a course on 'Corruption, Conflict and Security' at Georgetown University in Washington DC, USA. A selection of reports of interest for students and professionals alike include the following (all of the following are either in pdf format and/or online):
Global Corruption - an introduction, Frank Vogl, The Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics (the full text can be provided by the author upon request)
A HANDFUL OF GOOD BOOKS TO START WITH -
Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism by Louise Shelley, (2014 - Cambridge University Press, 2014).
Corruption, Contention, and Reform: The Power of Deep Democratization by Michael Johnston (2014 - Cambridge, 2014).
Citizens Against Corruption – Report from the Front Line by Pierre Landell-Mills (2013, PTF/Matador)
Global Corruption: Money, Power and Ethics in the Modern World by Laurence Cockcroft (2012- University of Pennsylvania Press)
Corruption, Global Security, and World Order edited by Robert Rotberg (2009, Brookings)
Unmasked - Corruption in the West by Laurence Cockcroft and Anne-Christine Wegener (I.B. Taurus, 2016)
Waging War on Corruption - Inside the Movement Fighting the Abuse of Power by Frank Vogl (Roman & Littlefield, updated paperback edition 2016)
CONVENTIONS & OFFICIAL PLEDGES
Corruption is one of the gravest threats to human rights and to everything that the world community has understood over the last 70 years by these rights - The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights
INTRODUCTION TO CORRUPTION
20 Years of Transparency International - Video Discussion
Measuring Corruption - by Heinrich and Hodess.
International Corruption Defined - by Lawrence Lessig.
The CPA-Zicklin Index benchmarks the political disclosure and accountability policies and practices of leading U.S. public companies.
Colombia University Law School, Center for Public Integrity, U.S. state-by-state anti-corruption survey.
Institute for Economics and Peace: Global Peace Index 2018.
World Justice Project: Rule of Law Index 2019.
Freedom House: Democracy in Retreat - Freedom in the World 2019.
Freedom House: Freedom of the Press 21017.
CONFLICT and SECURITY
(also see money laundering section below as well as several sections below on individual countries)
Sir Paul Collier on New Rules for Rebuilding a Broken Nation - his TED talk.
Commission on Fragile States 2018 - "Escaping the Fragility Trap."
April 2018 LSE-Oxford Commission on Fragile States report -https://www.theigc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Escaping-the-fragility-trap.pdf
Closing Space: Democracy and Human Rights - Carnegie.
Transparency International Defense & Security reports: Understanding the relationship between corruption and security: The Fifth Column; Addressing Corruption Threats in International Interventions; in fragile states - Mission Made Possible. And, TI Global Standards for Responsible Defence.
Kleptocratic Regimes and National Security - conference report published by TRACC - also see news updates from the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center at George Mason University.
Andrew Feinstein -Corruption Watch UK - Shadow World and other Arms Industry Investigations.
Integrity in State-building - OECD by Karen Hussman.
Case example - Bahrain & Security, article by Jodi Vittori, Carnegie Endowment, 2019.
CORRUPTION, HUMAN SECURITY, RIGHTS, JUSTICE, HEALTH, AID.
Corruption as an International Crime Against Humanity - Ilias Bantekis.
The Case for an International Anti-Corruption Court - Judge Wolf.
Fighting Grand Corruption: Challenges and Successes - Transparency International.
Report of the International Crime Hunters Alliance - 2012, World Bank.
Why Anti-Corruption Reforms Fail - Anna Persson, Bro Rothstein, Jan Teorell.
Anti-Corruption Agencies - Transparency International
Stimulating the Demand for Good Governance - Partnership for Transparency Fund
Corruption and Education - Global Corruption report 2013
Fighting Corruption to Advance 21st Century Health Goals - BMC Medicine journal 2016.
Results Not Receipts - by Charles Kenny, Center for Global Development.
Human rights & corruption - PTF forum event.
A Theory of Limits on Corruption - by M. S. Alam.
NORTH AMERICA & EUROPE
Polarization in American politics - Professor James Thurber, Co-editor of "American Gridlock: The Sources, Character and Impact of Political Polarization," Cambridge.
Corruption in America - from Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United --author Zephyr Teachout, Harvard.
Thomas Mann & Norman Ornstein - "Its Even Worse Than It Looks " Perseus Press.
Senator Elizabeth Warren, 2018 - "Anti-Corruption & Public Integrity Act."
Issue One “Dark Money Illuminated” - 2018 report, U.S. political cash.
See Center for Public Integrity reports - e.g. 2017 By the Numbers - Money and Politics.
See Center for Public Accountability reports - e.g. U.S. corporate engagement in politics.
Senator Bernie Sanders - Getting Money Out of Politics.
Transparency International EU reports - e.g. INTEGRITY WATCH.
Reports by TI Ukraine.
Ukraine - 2014 in graphics/data - background article from The Economist.
Looting Ukraine - report from the Lagatum Institute, July 2014.
"Putin's Kleptocracy - Who Owns Russia?" - by Professor Karen Dawisha, Simon & Schuster.
February 2019, Constitutional Court Ruling - Ukraine.
Countering Russian Kleptocracy and other reports from the Kleptocracy Initiative at the Hudson Institute.
How the U.S. Can Combat Russia's Kleptocracy, Anders Aslund, Atlantic Council.
* African Progress Panel 2013 report - an excellent analysis of causes of absolute poverty in the resource-rich countries of sub-Saharan Africa.
* A Decade of African Governance 2006-2015 - Report, Index (Mo Ibrahim Foundation) & Press Release
* African Barometer 2015 - a comprehensive survey of the impact of corruption on Africans.
* Corruption: Myths & Realities by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala at the Center for Global development, June 2007.
* Return of the Blood Diamond - Global Witness updates its landmark investigations.
* The Resource Curse - an analysis of the real costs of extractives.
* Egypt: Background and US Relations - US Congressional Research Service.
* Nigeria - Sarah Chayes of the Carnegie Endowment analyzes corruption and security – also see Boko Haram.
* Africa Between Hope and Despair - by David Piling, Financial Times, 2016.
*Genocide - Review of the 2016 book by professor Scott Straus.
AFGHANISTAN and IRAQ
Iraq - hard Lessons from reconstruction experience - the 2009 report from the US Special Inspector General.
Corruption in Conflict: lessons Learned from the U.S. Experience in Afghanistan - a report from the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan, September 2016.
Culture, Corruption, Crime, and Conflict - Eric B. Johnson, Transnational Crime and Corruption, George Mason University.
SIGAR - updates on Afghanistan corruption.
Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee, regular reports, MEC Afghanistan.
Some key books that provide context and detail on the U.S. engagement in Afghanistan and the key issues of governance and corruption include: “Directorate S – The CIA and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan,” by Steve Coll, Penguin Press, Carlotta Gall - “The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014;” Joshua Partlow’s “A Kingdom of Their Own – The Family Karzai And The Afghan Disaster;” and, Sarah Chayes’s “Thieves of State – Why Corruption Threatens Global Security.”
Citizens Against Corruption - India - PTF.
*See annual corruption survey and annual Afghan survey, as well as other anti-corruption research at The Asia Foundation.
Understanding President XI's anti-corruption drive in China - The Conversation.
Perspectives on corruption in Bangladesh - see TI reports.
Malaysia's 1MDB scandal - the U.S. Justice Department's case.
Middle East & OIL
Guatemala Report - Center for American Progress - a case study on promoting prosecution of corruption crimes in a very difficult environment.
The International Commission - Guatemala - an analysis of what has been achieved by the International Crisis Group.
When Corruption is the Operating System: The Case of Honduras - Sarah Chayes.
How the Odebrecht scandal has shaken Latin America - an FDI report.
The U.S. Department's case against Odebrecht.
The Trial of former Peruvian president Fujimori.
Latin America Under New Management - report from The Financial Times.
video - Brazil's Judge Moro at the Wilson Center's Brazil Institute, July 2016.
Argentina’s Reform Challenges – CSIS reports.
Mexico’s Corruption Crisis – The Wilson Center.
Anti-Money Laundering and Banking
Proposed U.S. legislation 2017/2018 - The FACT Coalition
The Costs of Luxury - Global Witness.
TI overview report on Integrity in Banks.
Financial Transparency - Raymond Baker, GFI President.
*Eliminating Large Denomination $ and Euro notes - Peter Sands.
Keeping Foreign Corruption Out of the United States - 2010 Report from the US Senate's Committee on Investigations.
Tax Abuses and Human Rights - the International Bar Association.
Grave Secrecy - Global Witness.
Keeping Foreign Corruption Out of the United States - report by U.S. Senate committee and Opening Statement by Senator Carl Levin.
HSBC and Dirty Money - International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
Global Witness "Undercover" investigates lawyers in New York City - excerpts of this film were shown nationally in the United States on the CBS "60 Minutes" show.
Business and Economics
Removing Impediments to Sustainable Development - by Augusto López Claros.
Shell Corporate Code of Conduct - see section 3 on corruption
The arms trade - video with Andrew Feinstein.
U.S. Department of Justice, May 2015.
For topical articles on many of the above topics please see "blogs" on this website.