An open seminar by Professor Alberto Vannucci, University of Pisa
16:00 - 18:00
Professor Alberto Vannucci
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Centre for Criminology
Sociology, Department of
Dr Anna Di Ronco firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Centre for Criminology and Professor Alberto Vannucci for an insightful open seminar on corruption: actors, resources and governance
Alberto Vannucci is Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political Science of the University of Pisa. His main research field is the analysis of political and administrative corruption, also in its interactions with organized crime. He authored two books in English on corruption (Corrupt Exchanges, 1999, The Hidden Order of Corruption, 2012, both co-authored with Donatella della Porta), as well as numerous other books and publications in Italian, English and translated also in other languages. Since 2010, he has been the Director of the Master Programme in Analysis, Prevention and Fight against corruption and organized crime, run by the University of Pisa with the NGOs Libera and Avviso Pubblico, which is the first University advanced course on antimafia and anticorruption in Italy.
In the last decades corruption has emerged as a crucial issue both in the public debate and in scientific research. In this talk, a theoretical framework for the study of corruption will be presented, suggesting a more precise conceptualization of the classical definition of corruption as "abuse of entrusted power for private gain". This framework can therefore be applied to the study of the networks of systemic corruption, with its actors and resources, and to its governance structures.