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Fighting Corruption

  • Sabrina CavatortoEmail author
  • Antonio La Spina
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Abstract

After a presentation of the Italian situation until the Tangentopoli (Bribeville) scandals at the beginning of the nineties, we show that, contrary to what one could have expected, such scandals did not trigger the beginning of an anti-corruption policy in Italy; this actually started only 20 years later with the law 190/2012, which was influenced by the Merida Convention and other international norms. What later became the ANAC (an independent authority) was the main innovation of such policy. In recent years, we witness the extension and strengthening of the powers of the ANAC, in parallel with the adoption of new legislation concerning among other things criminal sanctions and offences, preventive measures against corruptive organizations and the protection of whistleblowers and undercover agents. Therefore, nowadays it can be said that an anti-corruption policy exists and tends to be institutionalized.

Keywords

Corruption Clean hands Independent regulation National Anti-corruption Authority (ANAC) Anti-corruption legislation Public procurement 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of SienaSienaItaly
  2. 2.Luiss Guido CarliFree International University of Social StudiesRomeItaly

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