Muhittin Acar is currently Professor of Public Administration in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Hacettepe University, Turkey. He is also serving on Advisory Board of TI-Turkey.
He holds a BA in public administration and political science from Ankara University, an MPM from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Ph.D. in public administration from University of Southern California. Professor Acar’s main research interests include transparency, accountability, and integrity in public, private and nonprofit organizations; public policy and management; corruption and anticorruption in Turkey.
He has been frequently consulted on these subjects by various national and international organizations. He has been a member of EU-funded research consortium, ANTICORRP, between 2012 and 2017 (http://anticorrp.eu).
“Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Corruption in Turkish Public Administration”, In Corruption in Public Administration—an Ethnographic Approach, edited by Davide Torsello, Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar, 2016, pp. 162-185.
"Anticorruption Policy in Turkey: Instruments, Issues, and Influences”, In Public Policymaking in a Globalized World, edited by Korel Göymen and Robin Lewis, Istanbul: Sabancı University-IPC, 2015, pp. 289-322.
(with Uğur Emek), “Public Procurement in Infrastructure: The Case of Turkey”, In Government Favouritism in Europe—The Anticorruption Report 3, edited by Alina Mingui-Pippidi, Berlin: Barbara Budrich Publishers, 2015, pp. 84-96.
(with Uğur Emek), “Preventing Corruption in Turkey: Issues, Instruments, and Institutions,” In Preventing Corruption in Asia: Institutional Design and Policy Capacity, edited by Ting Gong and Stephen Ma, New York: Routledge, 2009, pp. 164-188.
(with Uğur Emek), “Building a Clean Government in Turkey: Pillars, Perils, and Prospects”, Crime, Law, and Social Change, 2008, 49 (3), pp. 185-203.
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Hacettepe University, Turkey
Professor of Public Administration
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Political corruption; Public sector; People Engagement