Bio

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).

Selected publications

“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.

Related Publications

Combatir la corrupción a gran escala: desafíos y éxitos

  • grand corruption

Enforcement of judicial codes of conduct

  • judiciary
  • codes of conduct

Cooling off periods: Regulating the revolving door

  • revolving door
  • cooling-off periods

Suivi budgétaire par la société civile

  • budget transparency
  • civil society
  • budget monitoring

The role of external auditing in fraud and corruption

  • supreme audit institutions
  • auditors
  • accountants

Acar Muhittin

Affiliation

Hacettepe University, Turkey

Professional Title

Professor of Public Administration

Region

  • Europe and Central Asia

Country/Territory

Topics

Specialisms

Political corruption; Public sector; People Engagement

Email Address

acar42@yahoo.com

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