The Center for the Study of Democracy Brown Bag Lunch series presents

“The Bigger Picture of Corruption: A Comparative Analysis of Europe and the Rest of the World”
with Ina Kubbe, CSD International Visitor

Monday, March 3, 2014
12:00–1:30 p.m.
Social Sciences Plaza B (SSPB) Room 5206

Political scandals in nearly all European states illustrate that corruption is on the rise. In 2013, Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe claimed that “Corruption is the biggest threat to democracy in Europe today.”  It is detrimental to economic, social, and political development and violates the fundamental principles of democracy such as equality, fairness, transparency, and accountability. Given its large negative impact, much stands to be gained from understanding the causes of corruption and the ways in which it can be reduced. Ina Kubbe is a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Democracy, Leuphana University in Lüneburg (Germany) in the department of comparative politics. From January to April 2014, she is a visiting researcher at the Center for the Study of Democracy at UCI preparing articles based on her thesis that she successfully defended in December 2013.

Please RSVP to by February 26 if you plan on attending. Lunch will be provided.

For further information, please contact Shani Brasier, 949-824-2904 or

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