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Political corruption in Italy

Newell, JL and Bull, MJ 2003, 'Political corruption in Italy' , in: Corruption in Contemporary Politics , Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 37-49.

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Abstract

Corruption in Italy presents something of a paradox. On the one hand, it is perceived as extensive. In the mid-1990s, for example, Paul Ginsborg branded the country as 'one of the most corrupt democracies in Europe'; on the other hand, notwithstanding its apparent extent, there is plenty of evidence of the sense of public outrage provoked, from time to time, by the revelation of individual episodes of the phenomenon, while judicial attempts to combat it continue. Paradoxically, therefore, corruption scandals in Italy actually bear witness to the strength of democracy in that country and to the vitality of at least some of its public institutions.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Bull, MJ and Newell, JL
Uncontrolled Keywords: Political corruption, Italy
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Democracy and Human Rights
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 0-333-80298-5
Depositing User: Professor Martin J. Bull
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2011 13:10
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:16
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/18794

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