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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China and ASEAN Discuss South China Sea Code of Conduct
The News - International News
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 , Written by « William Ide »   
17 September 2013

BEIJING - In recent days representatives from China and ASEAN held long anticipated talks about a code of conduct for the South China Sea, but few details about what the meeting accomplished have been released.  China says participants agreed to discuss the process of creating a legally binding agreement for the area that is crisscrossed by territorial claims and rich in natural resources.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has been trying for more than a decade to reach an agreement with China on a code of conduct in disputed waters of the South China Sea.
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CNRP Vows More Protests if Demands Not Met
The News - Local News
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 , Written by « By Khuon Narim and Alex Willemyns »   

September 18, 2013

Opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha on Tuesday ended the CNRP’s three-day demonstration in Phnom Penh, but vowed to hold further demonstrations if the National Assembly is convened on Monday without an agreement having been reached with the ruling CPP over the disputed results of July’s election.

Mr. Rainsy arrived at Freedom Park just after 4 p.m. to greet the thousands of people who turned out for the last day of the mass protest that began Sunday and peaked that night with violent clashes in which security forces shot dead a man near Monivong Bridge.

Source: Cambodia Daily

 
NEC seeks charges against 4 over election procedures
The News - Local News
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 , Written by « Chhay Channyda »   
Wed, 18 September 2013

The National Election Committee has requested the government level “administrative punishment” against two local authorities and a pair of school administrators who violated electoral procedures, including faking election documents, according to a statement released yesterday.

In a letter to the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, the NEC alleges that the deputy chief of Kohe village in Kampong Cham’s Prek Koy commune promised gifts to CPP voters, while the commune chief in Siem Reap’s Svay Dangkum commune faked voter documents.
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