Topic guides are a series of publications developed by the Anti-Corruption Helpdesk on key corruption and anti-corruption issues. They provide an overview of the current anti-corruption debate and a list of the most up to date and relevant studies and resources on a given topic.

This introductory section of a four-part topic guide on political corruption provides a general overview of the topic. The subsequent parts cover the three main types of political corruption – political finance, electoral corruption and undue influence on decision-making. 

The other three parts can be found here:

  1. Topic Guide on Political Finance
  2. Topic Guide on Electoral Corruption
  3. Topic Guide on Undue Influence


Francesco Bosso, Maíra Martini, Iñaki Albisu Ardigó


Marie Chêne, Robin Hodess, Ph.D



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