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Global Integrity Report: 2007

January 30, 2008, Washington D.C. — Global Integrity Report: 2007. Clean elections no guarantee of strong democratic society, global study finds. New report assesses anti-corruption mechanisms and government accountability in 55 countries, including first investigation of China. Click here to read The Global Integrity Report… Click here for Press Release – English (pdf)…Click here for…

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Washington Post: Suharto wasn’t THAT bad

The Washington Post publishes an op-ed by journalist Pranay Gupte claiming that recently deceased Indonesian dictator Suharto’s rule wasn’t all that bad — because he was ok with birth control, controlled population growth, and didn’t have to torture people to do it. Setting the bar pretty low, aren’t we? Gupte writes: I am not one…

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Global Integrity Report releases Wednesday

Here at Global Integrity’s home office, we have been busy putting the finishing touches on the Global Integrity Report: 2007, which will be published Jan 30, 2008. On tap is an all new Global Integrity Report website, a redesign of our org site and, of course, the official opening of the Commons. Thank you to…

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Italy: Prodi out. Berlusconi back?

Italy remains without a formal government (AFP story) since Prime Minister Prodi’s ruling coalition collapsed — triggered by a corruption investigation — earlier this week. Much of this week’s drama can be pinned on a new election law which tends to create radically unstable coalitions. Talks are underway to replace the law prior to new…

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Why institutions matter

Writing for The Nation (Nigeria), Global Integrity contributor Thompson Ayodele calls to focus on shared institutions, not individual failings, when understanding corruption: Rather than personifying the war of corruption, it is imperative to build effective institutions that would expose corrupt individuals and ensure that they do not escape justice. The difference between a country where…

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