Launch of Spoiler Alert: A Framework for Analyzing the Remnants of Toppled Kleptocracies and the Forces of Reform
Please join the National Democratic Institute for the launch of Spoiler Alert: A Framework for Analyzing the Remnants of Toppled Kleptocracies and the Forces of Reform with author Sarah Chayes and discussants Veronica Draglin, Dr. Suliman Baldo and Bridget Millman.
Recovery from kleptocratic rule is more frequently the exception than the rule. Even in contexts where incoming leaders demonstrate political will for pro-integrity reform, numerous country experiences give testament to the deeply embedded nature of corrupt networks, structures and practices. The Spoiler Alert assessment framework is intended for use by reformers, researchers or practitioners to identify and assess the lingering or reconfiguring kleptocratic networks that might undermine the anti-corruption reform agenda.
Recognizing that reformist leaders face myriad challenges, the framework also emphasizes the selection of specific ‘strategic variables’ that might produce an outsized impact in the struggle to dismantle kleptocratic networks.
The event will include simultaneous translation in Spanish and French.