Literature review on corruption in fragile states



Can you please provide a reading list or review of literature on corruption and fragile states, looking at the relationship between corruption and conflict, and corruption and legitimacy, as well as the effectiveness of anti-corruption interventions?


List of articles and academic papers examining corruption in fragile states, with a focus on the relationship between corruption, conflict, and state legitimacy. There is a broad consensus in the literature on the correlation between corruption and fragility; the direction of causality is nevertheless debated. Corruption is generally seen as increasing the level of instability and delegitimising the state; some studies however argue that corruption can have stabilising effects in the short term.


Wickberg, S. Literature review on corruption in fragile states. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, CMI, Bergen, Norway (2013) 7 pp. [U4 Expert Answer 360]

Literature review on corruption in fragile states

Published 1 January 2013