Corruption and Globalization: An Overview

by Katherine Wilkins, Katherine Wilkins,

Despite broad recognition that the transformations of globalization have markedly impacted corruption within and among countries, there remains no clear understanding of where the balance for control of corruption stands today. This article reviews existing scholarship on how globalization relates to corruption, identifying trends and drawing attention to gaps to be addressed by the contemporary research agenda. First, this article describes the theoretical model of corruption as interaction between enabling and disabling factors at the international level, beyond the typical unit of analysis of nation-state. Second, the article offers an overview of empirical findings on how globalization may offer new resources for corruption as well as new constraints. Finally, highlighting critical examinations of the environment in which control of corruption is currently operationalized, this paper calls for attention to state interest in enforcement practices to understand why control of corruption is regarded to be in a difficult position today.

published in Vol. 21 - No. 1 - Summer 2021

  Site Meter

Indexed in:

  • Social Sciences Citation Index
    (ISI Thomson Reuters)
  • IPSA

Advisory Board

  • Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (chair) Hertie School of Governance
  • Larry Diamond Stanford University
  • Tom Gallagher University of Bradford
  • Alena Ledeneva University College London
  • Michael McFaul Stanford University
  • Dennis Deletant Georgetown University
  • Helen Wallace London School of Economics and Political Science

Editorial Board

  • Claudiu Tufiș
  • Bogdan Iancu
  • George Jiglau
  • Ingi Iusmen
  • Gabriel Bădescu
  • Andrei Macsut
  • Laura Voinea

Published by:

Societatea Academica Romana