Impeached South Korean President Park Geun Hye has now lost her title of “queen of elections”
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.
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Romania’s protests last week showed that its civic activism is mature enough to tackle severe abuses of power.
Election observers in Somalia say corruption is running rampant ahead of Wednesday’s presidential election
Brazil’s Congress should embrace this critical moment in history to break corruption
Romania’s prime minister is digging in over his government’s controversial decree
Analysts say much more needs to be done to tackle a persistent problem in India
Police in the Philippines are suspending their war on drugs until they have cleansed their ranks