Andrew P. Guth
Curbing Corruption: A Case Study and Examination of the Philippines’ Anticorruption Institutions and Corrupt Exchanges
Abstract: Using the Philippines as a case study, this dissertation provides guidance on how corruption should be examined in societies. Typically, research examines political institutions to find strengths and weaknesses or cultural aspects to understand the why. By researching the institutions and culture together, this dissertation goes beyond the typical suggestions of ‘increased transparency, accountability, and political will’ and examines explicitly how to strengthen community support and political will within a society in order curb corruption.
PhD student from Colombia. His research is focused on land markets in armed conflict contexts where high criminality and corruption intersect with land administration and rural development. Other research interests include property rights and economic development, property seizure and restitution and, post-conflict state building.
Mr. Pardo is also serving as Graduate Assistant for TraCCC director, Dr. Louise Shelley, and assisting on her new book discussing the effects of crime and corruption on sustainability.