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History matters II – what stone carvings and magic lanterns have to do with fighting corruption

Some time ago I argued on this blog that looking back into history provides a very promising source for inspiration and innovation in the fight against corruption. Many things we consider new to modern government, such as measures managing conflicts of interest and insulating decision-making from policy capture were foreshadowed by and startlingly resemble many […]

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The dawn of the virtual Big Brother?

Expanding the International Telecommunications Union’s mandate to cover the internet would endanger the collective power of the World Wide Web. This December, the way the world currently uses the internet could drastically change – potentially for the worst. Global regulations – creating a virtual “Big Brother” – are proposed that could impact how much freedom […]

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Pirates of Berlin: a global trend for more transparency?

Christian Humborg ponders the unexpected success of a new political party  in the Berlin state elections last weekend on a platform of internet freedom and transparency, under the unorthodox name of “Pirate Party” The global internet community has been looking with keen interest to Berlin this week, and not just because it is hosting Social […]

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