Anti-corruption policy: China's tiger hunt and India's demonetization

Lina VYAS, Alfred M. WU

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This paper examines the different styles of anti-corruption strategy, particularly at the local level in China and India. In China there has been a central push with a role of anti-corruption agencies that have law-enforcement power. In India there has been a focus on institutional building together with a visible role of the civil society. China has had a top-down approach while India has more of a bottom-up approach combined with top-down initiatives such as demonetization. Interviews with 44 mid-career and senior officials investigate the two approaches and the impacts of anti-corruption measures in China and India. Interviewees support the approaches adopted by China and India but doubt their effectiveness and sustainability. The way forward, they suggest, is to reduce the influence of political parties especially in India and to enhance e-governance in both countries. Experiences of the two countries have significant implications especially on capacity building, institutional development, and law enforcement. Copyright © 2020 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1000-1011
JournalInternational Journal of Public Administration
Issue number11
Early online dateJul 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020


Vyas, L., & Wu, A. M. (2020). Anti-corruption policy: China's tiger hunt and India's demonetization. International Journal of Public Administration, 43(11), 1000-1011. doi: 10.1080/01900692.2020.1739071


  • Anti-corruption
  • New institutionalism
  • Institutional development
  • E-governance
  • China
  • India


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