The CRIISEA Research Center, University of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens and The Institute of International Economic Relations, Athens, are pleased to announce the organization of the following event:
The Patterns of Corruption in the 21st Century
6-7 September 2008, Athens, Greece
Working language: English
The Conference will concentrate on topics that deal with the problematic and the nature of the contemporary role of corruption. The scope of this conference will be to analyze the existence of economic, societal and institutional checks and restraints on corrupt behavior in the 21st Century. Inter-disciplinary approaches and perspectives such as in those from economics, political science, sociology and law are more than welcome
The general topics of the Conference may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Development impact on corruption; How corruption affects development; Corporate political strategies of MNEs and corruption; MNEs-government interactions; Corruption, cultural characteristics and MNEs; institutional restraints; The New Institutional Economy of corruption; Social capital and corruption; Economic sociology of corruption;Corruption and civil wars; Rehabilitation and corruption; Peace- building and Corruption; Anti-bribery convention; The role of NGOs on transparency: monitoring and advocacy; Corruption and privatization; Corruption and economic transition; Crony capitalism; Bureaucracy and property rights; The impact of corruption on the human rights; Corruption and poverty; Corruption and development aid; Corruption, governance and social justice; The effects of Mass Media on public policy; The role of the media in fighting corruption; Corruption and democratic theory; Electoral corruption; Corruption and the legal system.
Interested persons should submit an abstract between of about 250-350 words by 9 of June 2008. It should include: the paper argument, its theoretical approach, its findings and its methodology. It is required from all participants to attach to the abstract a separate file with their personal data: The author(s)’ last and first names, affiliation and position, address, telephone and fax, as well as necessarily their email address. Selected applicants will be informed by 16 of June 2008 and the deadline for the submission of the papers in English is 1 September 2008. The Programme Committee might confirm acceptance of submissions before the deadline. Therefore, early submission is recommended.
The conference fee is € 130 (euro). For Ph. D candidates the fee is €50. The fee is inclusive of refreshments, documentation, two lunches and one dinner The conference fee is payable in advance and should be received no later than on 1 September 2008.
Both abstracts and papers should be submitted to IIER by e-mail. Exceptionally, abstracts and papers can be faxed or posted.
Ms. Stella Miliotis
Officer for the Organization of the Conference
TEL:0030-210-3620274, FAX: 0030 -210-3626610,
Address:Institute of International Economic Relations
16 Panepistimiou st.
Athens 106 72 ,
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