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How Can Societies Control Corruption? The European Experience

In recent years, the EU has made an unprecedented effort to transform its periphery by exporting values such as rule of law, democracy and good governance. The experience is discussed as part of the criticism to the global anticorruption approach in Alina Mungiu-Pippidi's book, A Quest for Good Governance: How Societies Develop Control of Corruption. Mungiu-Pippidi, who works as a governance expert for the European Union institutions has also been an active promoter of civil society work in her native Romania, the Balkans and Ukraine. The talk will review the few successes around the world and will compare them with the EU attempt to change old members, new members and neighborhood countries. 

This event is being organized in cooperation with the Ratiu Family Charitable Foundation. 



  • Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

    Professor, Democracy Studies, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
  • Eliot Sorel

    Senior Adviser to the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award
    George Washington University