Why do so many governments in corruption-prone countries voluntarily sign up for greater scrutiny under the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative? In the current issue of Governance,
argue that the answer "lies in a complex story about how norms spread and take hold in international politics." Once transparency has been established as a global norm, the EITI serves as "an important tool for reformers in government to signal their good intentions, helping them to motivate their peers to comply."
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