Urbanisation, Informality, and Corruption: Designing Policies for Integrity in the City

Dieter Zinnbauer

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The world is rapidly urbanising, and urban informality is a central feature of our times. Conventional thinking views informality as corrosive to clean government, but new scholarship illuminates the complex relations between informality, power, and governance in cities. New technologies offer opportunities to disrupt entrenched power networks, tackle corruption, and ease the precarious lives of city dwellers. We look at how anti-corruption policies should be designed and implemented in urban settings marked by high levels of informality.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBergen
PublisherChr. Michelsen Institute (CMI)
Number of pages48
Publication statusPublished - 2020
SeriesU4 Issue


  • Cities
  • Urban governance
  • Corruption
  • Bribery
  • Informal sector

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