In this strand of my research I examine the interplay between business and human rights. I am interested in factors that influence state repression, and in particular, how FDI comes into play.
Funder: Newton Fund (British Academy)
UK host: Dr Nicole Janz
Brazil partner: Dr Dalson Figueiredo
Duration: September 2016 – April 2019
Brazil currently faces the challenges of its government lacking transparency in the dissemination of administrative data, particularly on corruption. Similarly, the majority of Brazilian social scientists do not provide access to their data. In this project, we:
Most corruption research relies on perception-based surveys to capture corruption. In contrast, our novel observational data from court convictions reveals how different corrupt practices are brought before Brazilian courts, how long it takes to judge them, who the offenders are (politicians, civilians, companies), and how strict the punishment was. This rich data allows us to map corruption-related crimes within public administration, to assess how effectively courts enforce anti-corruption laws, and to understand impunity in one of the most corrupt countries in the world.
More info about this project is here.
This research is funded through a Newton Fund Mobility grant (British Academy) ref: NG106153.
I am involved in a number of initiatives to promote research transparency. I am an ambassador at the Center for Open Science (CFO), a catalyst at the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS), and a fellow at the Project Teaching Integrity in Empirical Research (TIER). I write about reproducibility on my blog and tweet at @polscireplicate.
Some outputs are: