What is the ‘Fight Against Corruption’ in Nicaragua?

Cloke, Jon (2011) What is the ‘Fight Against Corruption’ in Nicaragua? Encuentro: Revista Académica de la Universidad Centroamericna (89). pp. 110-113. ISSN 0424-9674

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Abstract

Two hundred years ago in Great Britain, the political system was dominated by electoral power exercised through rotten boroughs, a system characterized by institutionalized corruption - these electoral boroughs were owned by local elites, and voting was restricted to a handful of people. Whilst industrially she was the wonder of the world, the political system in Great Britain was restricted, corruption was the norm, and it seemed impossible to imagine that such an ancient system could be changed. By the time of the Reform Act of 1832 however, Britain had already been going through a process of constitutional change lasting for hundreds of years – it is only now, from our position of 20/20 hindsight, that we choose to interpret all of the events since the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215 as if it were some seamless whole, an inevitable process that would lead to the position of superior moral governance that we appear to think we are in now.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nicaragua, Corruption, Fight against
Subjects: 300 Ciencias Sociales > 320 Ciencia política > 321 Sistemas de gobiernos y de estados
Divisions: Dependencias Académicas > Vicerrectoria Académica > Dirección de Investigación y Proyección Social
Depositing User: Rogerio Medina
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2014 22:54
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015 17:06
URI: http://repositorio.uca.edu.ni/id/eprint/1088

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