Public trust in government is sliding and there's a perception that a small elite is reaping the benefits of political influence. This points to the need for a federal anti-corruption body.
In the region of Liguria, and the city of Genoa itself, Calabrian mafia clans have been infiltrating construction projects for decades.
Leader of a corrupt party, an unpopular government and a divided country, Mariano Rajoy's days were numbered long ago.
Bill Shorten said a proposed National Integrity Commission would operate 'as a standing royal commission into serious and systematic corruption'.
An appeals court ruling against popular Brazilian ex-president Lula has hotly divided Brazil. A legal scholar argues that this is a case of activist judges taking their anti-graft crusade too far.
Does corruption means the same for everyone? Some social researchers argue that corruption is a social construct shaped by Western anti-corruption elites.
Giving Australia's lobbying laws teeth, and a sizeable regulatory jaw to occasionally brandish them, is a major step in the right direction.
What happens when outsiders step in with good intentions? As the crisis in Guatemala shows, it's complicated.
Two cases remind us of the international presence of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the importance of designing, adopting and enforcing effective anti-corruption policies.
Three Mexican governors have been arrested in 2017 abroad after fleeing justice, and nearly 90% of the country's citizens see the government as deeply corrupt.
Most African leaders have done little to improve the welfare of their people. Despite political parties different ideologies nothing really changes when governments change.
Protests in Tunisia and Morocco show underlying causes of the Arab uprisings remain intact.
It is vital for people to demand transparency, but when popular outrage is manipulated for political purposes, democracy suffers.
Fighting corruption in the business world requires transforming the internal structure and culture of big companies.
Republicans have decided to deliberately give a green light to secret and potentially corrupt deals abroad.
One of David Cameron's more tangible legacies is in danger as the UK rushes to secure trading partners around the globe.
The Global Trends report provides a useful starting point to reflect on what's in store for Africa over the next five years. And how the continent should think about responding to its challenges.
Voters are fed up with political scandals consuming time and energy, especially when the country is facing several social and economic challenges.
A federal ICAC will not solve the sorts of problems Australian politicians have recently embroiled themselves in.
One of the world's cleaner democracies just threw out its president for corruption. How can countries do a better job of keeping their leaders clean?