as the coup’s fourth anniversary approaches May 22, the ruling junta, or National Council for Peace and Order, is facing a crisis
Worldwide Corruption articles on Democracy Chronicles
Worldwide corruption is a major obstacle to democracy and the rule of law. In a democratic system, offices and institutions lose their legitimacy when they’re misused for private advantage. This is harmful in established democracies, but even more so in newly emerging ones. It is extremely challenging to develop accountable political leadership in a corrupt climate. Also see our section on World Democracy and our articles on Corruption in America.
France continues to be a major economic and political player in West Africa, especially in its former colonies
India’s main opposition parties are seeking to impeach the country’s top judge, accusing him of misuse of authority
How trust in the political system is dwindling as money in politics soars and democracy wanes
The point is that it is not the political figureheads who determine the system in the United States or anywhere else but an unwritten agreement between economic, political and media interests; a culture maintained by an establishment.
A campaign to delete Netflix subscriptions has begun in Brazil, following the launch of the series called The Mechanism
Former two-term president is fighting desperately to avoid having to start serving a 12-year sentence
Thousands of angry residents gathered in the city’s main square, demanding an independent investigation
A Brazilian appeals court was set to rule on former president Lula da Silva’s latest attempt to stay out of prison
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday proposed weakening the powers of his office and lowering the voting age