The Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI) and Princeton University will be hosting a symposium entitled Institutionalising government: international, comparative perspectives on corruption at Wits University. The event will include speakers from Princeton University, such as Jennifer Widner (renowned scholar on public sector reform), undertaking case study research on governance and anti-corruption initiatives around the world (the US, Eastern Europe, South America). Speakers will also include leaders and senior officials in the public sector, such as Jeremy Cronin, Richard Levin and Pascal Moloi. Speakers from Wits include Kelly Gillespie and Anne McLennan.
The symposium will explore the character of the state from an institutional perspective. How does corruption reveal weaknesses in the structure, culture and organisation of government? The symposium will seek to identify ‘institutional challenges’ in South Africa – how to get everyone playing according to the same set of rules – and move to a practical discussion of what can be done by engaging with international experiences.
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