Carnegie’s Sarah Chayes discussed the network model, or operating system model, of corruption with audiences at the Falling Walls conference in Berlin. She explained that this style of corruption, which inflames the indignity of average citizens, creates a serious security risk because it risks driving those citizens to violence and recruitment in insurgent groups. Additionally, this kind of kleptocratic network operation can also be found operating in force in the developed world, she added. She said that the key to fighting it involves developing widespread social sanctions against it and by keeping it non-partisan.
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