Private Remedies for Corruption: towards an international framework
(Privaatrechtelijke handhaving en corruptie: de ontwikkeling van een internationaal raamwerk)
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There is a shift taking place in the fight against corruption. Increasingly attention is turning to the role of the private actor.2 This can be characterized as a shift from a public approach that sees the state and government as the primary driving force in the fight against corruption to an approach that sees private processes and actors playing an equally important role. This begs the question: what is a private approach? What is its motivation, content, or method? How does a private approach interrelate with the public approach? This book on private remedies for corruption is a response to these questions from the perspective of private law.3 This chapter introduces the research question, the research method and the relevance of this research.