Anti-Corruption Reforms from a Global View: An Initial Attempt of Comparing Italy to China

  • Maria Laura Seguiti University of Cassino


Under globalization, because of the growing political and economic interdependence among nations, the rapid integration of financial markets through digital technology, and the expanding worldwide network of inter-firm agreements with an increasing portion of the world economy in the hands of transnational corporations, corruption has become a global issue. Corruption today can spread easily through the porous borders of the nations with the help of technology. In many cases it can hardly be detected. The same traditional widely accepted notion of corruption as “misuse of public power for private gains” has broadened.

Author Biography

Maria Laura Seguiti, University of Cassino
Maria Laura Seguiti is an associate professor of Public Administration at the University of Cassino and teaches at the National Post-graduate School of Public Administration (Scuola Superiore della Pubblica Amministrazione) as well as at the Institute of European Studies of Rome, Italy. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the American University, Washington DC. She has been a visiting scholar in a number of US Universities and has undertaken consulting assignments at the IMF and the World Bank, as well as at the Italian Chamber of Deputees. Her field of specialization is international and comparative public administration. She is the authors of several publications in her field.