Abuse of power is the key to understand corruption which is the socio-economic behavior that contradicts good governance. Corruption is the misuse of entrusted power (acquired by heritage, education, marriage, election, appointment or whatever else) for private gain. It is a sickness in our societies. Any politician, public servant, but also the notary public, team-leaders, administrators, admission-officers to a private school or hospital, organizers of FIFA and Olympic Games, all those accountable for spending on behalf of others, should be integer in their daily behavior.

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  • We need a new model for the annual Corruption Perceptions Index. december 27 2019 - Call: No more perceptions, reach for the facts, in: Civis Mundi Digitaal #91, november 2019 door Michel van Hulten In a few weeks Transparency International’s Secretariat in Berlin will publish the 2019 edition of the  annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). In order to prepare for surprises in the new results, I analyse… Read more
  • Blijven geloven in de Corruptie Percepties Index? Is dat wetenschap? december 25 2019 - Blijven geloven in de Corruptie Percepties Index? Is dat wetenschap? Civis Mundi Digitaal #92, december 2019 door Michel van Hulten De Volkskrant van 18 november 2019 - – publiceerde een opinie-artikel ondertekend door voorzitter Paul Vlaanderen en directeur Serv Wiemers van de Nederlandse afdeling van TI - Transparency International (tekst… Read more
  • CPI 2018. When? “2018?”And what about the Gambia? juni 6 2019 - CPI 2018. When? "2018"? And what about The Gambia? Civis Mundi Digitaal #85, June 2019 (I) door Michel van Hulten, Kaunain Rahman “2018”, do the 13 sources of CPI 2018 use the results of data collection in that year? The short answer is ‘NO’. For a full answer we… Read more