Political corruption has recently emerged as a key area in the study of advanced industrial nations. Not only has it become more visible than in the past, its sheer scale in some countries has had a significant impact on the functioning of their political institutions. Martin Bull and James Newell have assembled a group of experts to address the importance of this phemen for contemporary Western democracies - as well as for the new democracies of Eastern Europe, for the European Union and at the international level.
STAFFAN ANDERSSON Department of Political Science, Umea University, Sweden JENS CHRISTOPHER ANDVIG Senior Researcher, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs MIGUEL CAINZOS Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain NEIL COLLINS Professor and Head of Department, University College, Cork, Ireland LIEVEN DE WINTER Professor of Politics, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium ALAN DOIG Professor of Public Services Management, University of Teesside, UK JOCELYN EVANS Lecturer in Politics, University of Salford, UK J. H. J. VAN DEN HEUVEL Professor of Policy Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands LESLIE HOLMES Professor of Political Science, University of Melbourne, Australia L. W. J. C. HUBERTS Professor of Policy Studies and Criminal Justice, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands FERNANDO JIMINEZ Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain KLEOMONIS KOUTSOUKIS Professor of Political Science, Panteion University, Athens, Greece JOSE MAGONE Senior Lecturer in European Politics, University of Hull, UK JOANNA MCKAY Senior Lecturer in Politics, Nottingham Trent University, UK DAVID NELKEN Distinguished Professor of Legal Institutions and Social Change, University of Macerata, Italy and Distinguished Research Professor of Law, University of Wales, Cardiff MARY O'SHEA Lecturer in Irish Politics, University College, Cork, Ireland ALBRECHT ROTHACHER Director for Public Affairs, Asia Europe Foundation, Singapore PETRUS C. VAN DUYNE Professor of Empirical Penal Science, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands ROBERT WILLIAMS Professor of Politics, University of Durham, UK