Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (Hertie): Becoming Denmark: Historical Paths to Control of Corruption. Wang-Sheng Lee and Cahit Guven (Deakin): Engaging in Corruption: The Influence of Cultural Values and Contagion Effects at the Micro Level. Lindsey D. Carson (Toronto): Deciding to Act Corruptly. Shaun McGirr (Michigan): Deliberate Indiscretion: Why Bureaucratic Agencies are Differently Corrupt. Marko Klasnja, Andrew Little, and Joshua Tucker (NYU): Political Corruption Traps. Augusto Lopez Claros (World Bank): Removing Impediments to Sustainable Economic Development: The Case of Corruption. Bertrand Venard (Audencia): Institutions, Corruption and Sustainable Development. Roderic Broadhurst (ANU) and Peter Yang (RegNet): After the Bo Xilai Trial: Does Corruption Threaten China's Future? Oguzhan C. Dincer (Illinois State) and Per G. Fredriksson (Louisville): Does Trust Matter? Corruption and Environmental Regulatory Policy in the United States. A survey of 51,000 Africans in 34 countries found that nearly 1 in 3 had paid a bribe within the previous year to obtain a government document, get medical care or settle a problem with police. “Social pressure can help fight corruption”: Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) has released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index. Is Transparency International's measure of corruption still valid? Critics say the NGO's Corruption Perceptions Index conveys an “elite bias” and doesn't show evidence of actual corruption. Juan Cole on the top 10 ways the US is the most corrupt country in the world.