My two main areas of current research interest are:
(1) Donors and governance/state-building: how and why has state-building emerged as a concern for donors? How is this linked to its past/current/future work on (good) governance, and anti-corruption work in particular? What are the political implications of donors’ state-building activities, both for donors themselves and in country? How is this linked to a politicisation of aid, from the project level on up?
(2) Attitudes towards corruption in developing countries: how are attitudes towards corruption formed? Can the same processes be (re)shaped in a way that improves attitudes towards integrity? How best to theorise the impact of attitudes on policy success/failure - i.e., collective action theory and moral disengagement theory? How do attitudes towards corruption affect levels of (political) trust in a society? How do attitudes towards corruption shape the state-building process? How do attitudes towards corruption shape political identity?
Current and recent projects
Principal Investigator (with Brian Lucas, CI), 2013-2017, AusAid extension to Governance & Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) contract, AusAid.
Principal Investigator (with Brian Lucas, CI), 2013, Governance & Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) contract with the European Commission’s Instrument for Stability.
Principal Investigator (with Brian Lucas, CI)/Director, Core Services Team, 2012-2014 (with a 2 year extension to 2016 possible), DFID Governance, Social Development, Conflict and Humanitarian – Professional Evidence & Applied Knowledge Services, DFID.
Co-Investigator (with Professor Paul Heywood, University of Nottingham and Brian Lucas, CIs; PI – Professor Bo Rothstein, University of Gothenburg), 2012-2017, FP-7 Large Consortium Grant: ‘Anti-Corruption Policies Revisited: Global Trends and the European Responses to the Challenge of Corruption (ANTICORRP)’, European Union.
Principal Investigator (with Dr Jonathan Fisher), 2012, ‘Donors and Political Economy Analysis’, IDD Research Fund and University of Birmingham North America Travel Fund.
Co-Investigator (with Professor Paul Jackson; Fellow – Dr Nicolas Lemay-Hébert), 2011-2013, FP7 Marie Curie Inter-European Fellowship: ‘Local Ownership and Peace Missions’, European Union.
Principal Investigator (with Sumedh Rao), 2011, ‘Anti-Corruption Indicators Used in Performance Assessment Frameworks for Budget Support’, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre.
Co-Investigator (with Brian Lucas, PI), 2010-2011, Extensions to GSDRC contract, DFID/AusAid.
Principal Investigator, 2010-2011, ‘Concept Note on EU Approach to Helping Partner Countries Fight Corruption’, European Commission/EuropeAid.
Principal Investigator, 2010, ‘Survey of European Commission African Delegation Staff Working on Corruption’, European Commission/EuropeAid.
Co-Investigator/Work Package Team Leader, 2007-2010, ‘Religion, ethics and attitudes towards corruption in India and Nigeria’, DFID Religions and Development Research Programme Consortium (PI, Professor Carole Rakodi).
Heather has a strong commitment to policy engagement. Examples of this work include:
Integrity Action – Invited Helpdesk Specialist offering pro bono expertise on governance, corruption and integrity issues to NGOs and journalists in developing countries, in memory of Integrity Action and Transparency International Founder, Jeremy Pope
Department for International Development (DFID) – Expert Technical Advisor to Head of Profession for Governance
Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) Anti-Corruption Task Team - Produced an anti-corruption communication tool for high-level political engagement, October – November
European Commission/EuropeAid - Delivered training on corruption and anti-corruption to EuropeAid and partner country staff
Transparency International - Advisory Board Member, GATEway project
Interviewed on Capacity4Dev on corruption and political economy analysis (available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_chcMQbuNE)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands/Royal Netherlands Embassy, Nairobi - Team Leader, Strategic Governance and Corruption Analysis (SGACA) following the post-election violence
Other professional roles:
Associate Member: Centre for International Education Research and the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics, University of Birmingham.
Editorial Board Member: Journal of Global Ethics, International Journal of Public Administration.
Books and Chapters
Marquette, H (Forthcoming, 2013) ‘Ethics, Religion and Corruption’ in Routledge Handbook of Political Corruption, ed. Paul Heywood, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Marquette, H (2013) ‘Corruption, Religion and Moral Development in Developing Countries’ in Handbook of Research on Development and Religion, ed. Matthew Clarke, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Marquette, H (2003) Corruption, Politics and Development: The Role of the World Bank, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Marquette, H and Beswick, D (November 2011) ‘State-building, Security and Development: State-building as a new development paradigm?’ Guest Editors for Special Issue of Third World Quarterly 32(10).
Peer Reviewed Articles
Marquette, H, Pavarala, V & Malik, K (revise and resubmit) ‘Religion and Attitudes Towards Corruption in India: Making God a Stakeholder in Corruption?’, Development in Practice.
Marquette, H, Scott, Z & Mcloughlin, C ( 2012) ‘Marrying Fragile States and Aid Policy: Civil Partnership or Irreconcilable Differences?’, Crime, Law & Social Change, available online first at http://www.springerlink.com/content/466u107w4087x112/.
Marquette, H (2012) ‘”Finding God” or “Moral Disengagement” in the Fight Against Corruption in Developing Countries? Evidence from India and Nigeria’, Public Administration and Development, 32(1): 11-26.
Marquette, H (2011) ‘Donors, State-building and Corruption: Lessons from Afghanistan and the Implications for Aid Policy’ Third World Quarterly 32(10): 1871-1890.
Marquette, H and Beswick, D (2011) ‘Introduction: State-building, Security and Development: State-building as a new development paradigm?’ Third World Quarterly 32(10): 1703-1714.
Marquette, H (2007) ‘The World Bank’s Fight Against Corruption’, Brown Journal of World Affairs, XIII(II): 27-39.
Marquette, H (2007) ‘Civic Education for Combating Corruption: Lessons from Hong Kong and the United States for Donor-Funded Programmes in Poor Countries’, Public Administration and Development, 27(3): 239-49.
Marquette, H and Doig, A (2005) ‘The UK, the Commonwealth and Corruption: Assessing the Potential for Joined-Up Development Assistance’, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, 43(1): 102-128.
Marquette, H and Doig, A (2005) ‘Corruption and Democratisation: the litmus test of international donor agency intentions?’, Futures, 37: 199-213.
Marquette, H (2004) 'The Creeping Politicisation of the World Bank: The Case of Corruption', Political Studies, 52(3): 413-30.
Marquette, H and Doig, A (2004) ‘Drilling Down to the Detail: A Case Study into Anti-Corruption Project Records and Record-Keeping’, Crime, Law & Social Change, 41: 1-14.
Marquette, H and Mineshima, D (2002) 'Civic Education in the United States: Lessons for the UK', Parliamentary Affairs, 55: 539-555.
Marquette, H (2001) 'Corruption, Democracy and the World Bank', Crime, Law & Social Change, 36(4): 395-407.
Marquette, H (1999) 'Corruption Eruption: Development and the International Community (feature review)', Third World Quarterly, 20(6): pp. 1215-1220.
Marquette, H (2012) ‘Building Integrity in Fragile Contexts’, IDD Policy Brief No. 02/12, March, available at http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/Documents/college-social-sciences/government-society/idd/policy-brief/02-2012-heather-marquette.pdf.
Marquette, H & Rao, S (2012) ‘Corruption Indicators in Performance Assessment Frameworks (PAFs) for Budget Support’, U4 Issues Paper, available at http://www.u4.no/publications/corruption-indicators-in-performance-assessment-frameworks-for-budget-support/.
Marquette, H, Flanary, R, Rao, S & Morris, D (2011) Supporting Anti-Corruption Reform in Partner Countries: Concepts, Tools and Areas for Action, EuropeAid Tools & Methods Series Concept Note No. 2, available at http://capacity4dev.ec.europa.eu/t-and-m-series/document/concept-paper-nr-2-supporting-anti-corruption-reform-partner-countries-concepts-tools-and-a.
Marquette, H (2010) ‘Whither Morality? “Finding God” in the Fight Against Corruption’, RaD Working Paper No. 41, available at www.rad.bham.ac.uk.
Marquette, H (2010) ‘Corruption, Religion and Moral Development’, RaD Working Paper No. 42, available at www.rad.bham.ac.uk.
Marquette, H (2010) Zweierlei Maß, Welt-Sichten, September.
Marquette, H, Amis, P, Kanyinga, K and Beswick, D (2008) ‘Strategic Governance and Anti-Corruption Analysis: Kenya', Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ODI.
Marquette, H, Singh, G and Al-hassan Alolo, N (2007) ‘Political Science, Religion and Development: A Literature Review’, RaD Working Paper 07, available at www.rad.bham.ac.uk.
Marquette, H (2004) ‘Changing Concepts of Donor Anti-Corruption Programming: From Single-Focus to “Multi-pronged” Approaches’, Local Government Brief, Spring: 3-11.
Marquette, H and Jackson, P (2003) ‘The Interaction Between Traditional Systems and Local Government Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Annotated Bibliography’, with Paul Jackson, UK Department for International Development (DfID), September, available at http://info.worldbank.org/etools/docs/library/136160/tslg/pdf/interaction.pdf.