Drawing from lessons past, Ukrainians overwhelmingly voted last April for Zelenskiy, who was unaffiliated with the ruling elite in a bid to end corruption.
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.
Corruption undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development and contributes to governmental instability Mirella warns UN.
Article explores what the Supreme Court has done to rebrand corruption, as well as how this impacts the criminal prosecutions of corrupt elected officials.
In his recent book, Fathali Moghaddam asks why and how do authoritarian leaders gain popular support. He advances the thesis of “fractured globalisation”.
President Zuma has testified a corruption inquiry that looks into numerous allegations of cronyism on state organs during his time in office.
Zimbabwe is one of very few democracies in the world that don’t register political parties and regulate private funding of political parties and candidates. Most countries have laws that make it mandatory.
New working paper authored by Tutu, executive director EG Justice, explores how civil society use international courts to pursue justice in kleptocracy.
Ex-dictator’s corruption charges are the first step in an anti-corruption process built on democratic institutions and respect for human rights.
Algeria’s former finance minister Karim appeared before the Supreme Court to face questions about corruption accusations, state television reported.
Anti-corruption activists, millennials, students and media-savvy young professionals are demanding President Jovenel Moise be brought to justice.