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Special Issue of the European Journal of Social Psychology


The social psychology of corruption


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Solidarity Statement

In the event of recent political developments in Europe, we the Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Network (ICRN) stand in solidarity with Ukraine and its people. Our Ukrainian partners, both research institutions and civil society organizations, are strong supporters of democratic values, human rights, and anti-corruption. They have played a fundamental part in the peaceful transformation of the country and the region during the past decade. Our thoughts are with them and all people holding up the principles of integrity, transparency, and accountability.

ICRN Forum WENT Virtual

Thanks to the great help of our partner Global Integrity, our roundtable with the guest speakers Heather Marquette (University of Birmingham), Jonathan Cushing (Transparency International Global Health), & Leslie Holmes (University of Melbourne) was open to the public and is now available as a special episode of Kickback - The Global Anti-Corruption Podcast.







ICRN goes UN

 The ICRN is proud to announce that we contributed to the Special Session against Corruption of the United Nations General Assembly, 2021.

Along other great institutions, as you can see here 


Our contribution itself is openly available here. 





Our vision

We are a network of corruption researchers from different disciplinary, national and cultural backgrounds. We believe that exchange and collaboration is paramount to foster the understanding of the complex and socially harmful phenomenon of corruption.


The vision of the Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Network is to reconcile

varying perspectives into a constructive outlet for the progression of scientific research

on corruption.


Our objectives

  • Cultivate underdeveloped perspectives and broaden the trajectory of corruption discourse
  • Expand collaborative opportunities across professional and disciplinary boundaries
  • Maintain independence against institutional constraints on membership eligibility, research, and policy priorities

Our goals

The overarching goal of this program is to enhance the quality of scientific research on corruption, its sources and consequences as well as on good governance with the ambition to boost its application in the policy-making and implementation domains .


We intend to achieve these goals in two main phases:

  1. Establish the network of scholars and foster solidarity and exchange of research approaches and results from their respective disciplines.
  2. Introduction and integration of policy professionals and implementers into the network and to build a bridge from scientific research on corruption to policy application.


This program is innovative insofar as it will be the first such interdisciplinary network of scholars committed to scientific research on corruption and good governance. Furthermore, it will be a pioneering effort in knowledge transfer from academia to the policy and implementation spheres on these issues.


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