A new specter haunts the so-called democratic Europe: the specter of corruption. The last two decades, which saw the collapse of the totalitarian regimes in the East and seemed to herald the ultimate triumph of democracy, have also witnessed a widespread political crisis, driven by a lack of civic participation and the prevailing distrust of state agents. Everywhere, in democratic regimes as in others, scandals involving politicians in power and public administration officials follow one after another, betraying the values of equality, transparency, and justice that underlie the ideal of democracy.
Year of publication: 1996
Editors: Donatella della Porta, Yves Meny and Luís Serrão
More information: https://www.worldcat.org/title/1280491294?oclcNum=1280491294