The Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Network (ICRN) is 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 ICRN is to reconcile varying perspectives into a constructive outlet for the progression of scientific research on corruption.
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:
Establish the network of scholars and foster solidarity and exchange of research approaches and results from their respective disciplines.
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.
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