About the Book

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Now that the links between corruption and violent conflict, impunity, poverty and inequality are clear, the key issue is how to curb it. What options exist beyond traditional approaches? How can citizens counter graft and abuse and exact accountability from power holders? What strategic value does people power bring to the anticorruption struggle and how do bottom-up, citizen-based strategies complement and reinforce top-down anticorruption efforts? What are the policy implications? How can international actors support these efforts of these homegrown phenomena?

Addressing these questions—and demonstrating the critical role of grassroots efforts in the anticorruption-accountability equation—Shaazka Beyerle explores how millions of people around the world have refused to be victims of corruption or insurgents in extremist groups. Instead, they have become protagonists of successful nonviolent civic movements to gain accountability and promote positive political, social, and economic change.

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Podcast, New Books in Political Science