New Podcast Episode, Featuring Caryn Peiffer

A new episode of KickBack: The Global Anticorruption Podcast is now available. In this week’s episode, my Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Network (ICRN) colleague Nils Kobis interviews Caryn Peiffer, a Lecturer in International Public Policy and Governance at the University of Bristol’s School for Policy Studies. After explaining how she became interested in the study of corruption, Dr. Peiffer–drawing on her joint work with Professor Heather Marquette–discusses various theoretical “lenses” for understanding corruption (principal-agent, collective action, and functionality), and how these different approaches to understanding corruption might shed light on different aspects of crafting anticorruption policies. The interview then turns to how to craft effective anticorruption messages and awareness-raising efforts, including how such efforts can go wrong, and how they can go right. Toward the end of the interview, Dr. Peiffer discusses some of her other research on reducing bribery in specific sectors, such as law enforcement and health care. You can also find both this episode and an archive of prior episodes at the following locations: KickBack is a collaborative effort between GAB and the ICRN. If you like it, please subscribe/follow, and tell all your friends! And if you have suggestions for voices you’d like to hear on the podcast, just send me a message and let me know.