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Following the sudden resignation of its secretary, Walter Veltroni, the Italian Democratic Party has entered into a serious crisis. The product of a merger in 2007 between former Communists and former Christian Democrats, the Party had never taken off. It badly lost the April 2008 national elections, and practically all subsequent elections. Nobody devoted his/her […]

Posted by Gianfranco Pasquino

Corruption is regressive. It affects foremost the marginalized sectors of society and its impact is felt more by the poor and the citizens of countries where resources are scarce. It serves as a subversive mechanism for democracy and popular participation, breeding cynicism, distrust and apathy while undermining the legitimacy of state institutions.
If all of the […]

Posted by Ioannis Tsorbatzoglou