Michael Johnston is a Professor of Political Science and former head of Social Sciences at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. He has studied political and administrative corruption since 1975, and from 1985 to1996 was founding Co-Editor of the journal Corruption and Reform. His most recent book is Syndromes of Corruption: Wealth, Power, and Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2005). He has been a consultant to many international organizations and development agencies, including The World Bank, The Asia Foundation, USAID, and the United Nations. His current book project, Strategies for Reform, will deal with the “big picture” of corruption control in contrasting social settings. He is also working on a project identifying indicators and benchmarks for reform for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris.