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    Does hypocrisy matter? National reputational damage and British anti-corruption mentoring in the Balkans

    Xenakis, Sappho and Ivanov, K. (2017) Does hypocrisy matter? National reputational damage and British anti-corruption mentoring in the Balkans. Critical Criminology 25 (3), pp. 433-452. ISSN 1205-8629.

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    Abstract

    In the late 2000s, numerous prominent public commentators raised concerns that corruption scandals were harming Britain’s ability to play a leadership role in anti-corruption initiatives abroad. With a view to contributing to critical criminological scholarship on international policy transfer and double standards in criminal justice policy and practice, this article explores the extent to which reputational damage curtailed Britain’s appeal as an anti-corruption mentor in South-East Europe during the 2000s. Challenging the common presumption that stronger states tarnished by corruption scandals will face ‘hypocricy costs’ abroad, this article finds that a range of factors work to insulate stronger states from the potential ramifications of reputational decline.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via the link above.
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Depositing User: Sappho Xenakis
    Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2016 08:23
    Last Modified: 03 Nov 2017 09:53
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/15796

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