Transnational Corruption and the Globalized Individual

  title={Transnational Corruption and the Globalized Individual},
  author={Alexander A. Cooley and Jason Campbell Sharman},
  journal={Perspectives on Politics},
  pages={732 - 753}
We present a new, more transnational, networked perspective on corruption. It is premised on the importance of professional intermediaries who constitute networks facilitating cross-border illicit finance, the blurring of legal and illegal capital flows, and the globalization of the individual via multiple claims of residence and citizenship. This perspective contrasts with notions of corruption as epitomized by direct, unmediated transfers between bribe-givers and bribe-takers… Expand
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