chapter  4
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Counter Corruption: The Role of State Actors

As the preceding chapters have demonstrated, international corruption has complex social, political and economic implications, which affect all countries around the globe. In a globalised world characterised by increasing flows of goods, capital, people and knowledge across national boundaries, corrupt activity is increasingly taking place both within states and across state frontiers. This has brought about a realisation that international corruption is a problem that can only be addressed effectively by a collaborative approach between international actors. Correspondingly, over the past ten years, visible efforts have been made by the international community to act collectively to counter this growing phenomenon.