This article summarizes four popular anti-corruption approaches, including universal legal reform, public-sector reform, social action and democratic participation. It specifically addresses how social workers can engage the poor in challenging corrupt practices, and cites examples where practitioners have been successful at implementing these strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)523-543
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Social Work
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2008


  • Corruption
  • Democratic participation
  • Participatory governance
  • Social development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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