Why debt sustains corruption in Greece and vice versa
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 | World Economic Forum

Corruption is typically unobserved in formal data, so it is difficult to document its extent. Since the work of Schattschneider (1935), theories of rent seeking and corrupt legislative bargaining – further developed by Ferejohn (1986) and Persson (1998), and outlined in the book by Persson and Tabellini (2000) – link up the observable effects of corruption to rent-extraction mechanisms.
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Intimidation charges levelled
The News - Local News
Friday, 27 September 2013 , Written by « Phak Seangly »   
Thu, 26 September 2013

Three officials from Ratanakkiri’s O’Yadav district were charged on September 10 for threatening and intimidating a villager after he filed a lawsuit related to the corrupt sale of community land in 2011, according to a letter obtained by the Post yesterday.

Romas Svang, 47, of Yatung commune, received a letter from provincial courts last Friday, detailing the court’s decision to charge three officials for threatening to imprison and kill him if he spoke to the media after illegally selling community-owned land.
Hun Sen’s 6-Hour Reform Promise Met With Yawns
The News - Local News
Thursday, 26 September 2013 , Written by « By Mech Dara and Alex Willemyns »   
September 26, 2013

Residents of Phnom Penh on Wednesday expressed boredom and disbelief as Prime Minister Hun Sen passed his previous record-breaking five-hour speech on border demarcation last year with a more than six-hour-long monologue on government reforms he says are planned.

Evoking images of elaborate self-criticism sessions the world over—in which party members publicly admit their failings and commit to change for the sake of the party’s future—Mr. Hun Sen promised to turn a new leaf in the CPP’s method of governing after his party’s surprise losses in the July 28 election.
Rainsy threatens general strike
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Thursday, 26 September 2013 , Written by « Kevin Ponniah and Koam Chanrasmey »   
Wed, 25 September 2013

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy has threatened to call for a nationwide general strike if the ruling party does not make concessions that would induce opposition lawmakers to take their seats in parliament.

Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Rainsy said the CNRP would not join the National Assembly until “guarantees” are made on a committee to investigate election irregularities and a comprehensive program of reforms.
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