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Power, Capabilities and Interests (PCI) approach to anti-corruption – part 3

In this video Mushtaq Khan explains that in developing countries that lack a rule of law, there are often opportunities for anticorruption.

In this video Professor Khan describes the situation in many developing countries where there isn’t rule of law – people do not follow the rules – and instead are in a situation of rule by law whereby there are pockets of rule-following behaviour. Some of these pockets of rule-following behaviour are productive, but not all of them. The pockets which are rule following and rules are beginning to emerge and which are productive, are the areas which we find extremely promising as areas where anti-corruption can be feasible and effective.

In these situations, we are looking for evidence of some actors already following rules in their own interest and horizontally checking other players, making them follow rules because they have the interest that those players should follow rules because they have the power, the capability and the interest to check them. If that’s already happening and that’s resulting in more productive outcomes, this presents an opportunity for the first SOAS-ACE anticorruption strategy – what we call enhancing effective horizontal checks.

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