Thursday, December 01, 2011

Perceptions of Corruption

Transparency International has just published its annual Corruption Perceptions Index. The results are here. Switzerland ranks at number 8, placing it amongst the least corrupt countries in the world.

Click here for an alternative perspective on corruption which ranks Switzerland at #1 - at the other end of the spectrum. TJN's 2011 ranking, which does not rely on the "perceptions" of businesses and business-funded think-tanks, tells a very, very different story about the supply side of corruption services. Read more here.

2 Comments:

Blogger James said...

TJN's 2011 ranking, which does not rely on the "perceptions" of businesses and business-funded think-tanks, tells a very, very different story about the supply side of corruption services.

But that's comparing apples and bananas.

11:07 am  
Blogger TJN said...

@James

We are indeed comparing apples and bananas: the two indices are complementary in that respect. And we argue that without looking at the 'supply side' of corruption, there is a terrible risk that a uni-dimensional perception of corruption is encouraged which stokes underlying prejudices about cultures from the global South being corrupt, whereas those from the global North are not. We reject those prejudices.

12:32 am  

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