National parliaments’ role in the fight against corruption

By constraining the powers of executives and developing a political culture of accountability, national parliaments play a key role in the fight against corruption. However, their normative powers may be marginalized in the process of democratic consolidation. Based on original research from three European states, Emilija Tudzarovska-Gjorgjievska argues that weak parliaments contribute to the vicious cycle of corruption when they give a pretence of legitimation but do not act as democratic institutions proper.

Post-Crisis Democracy in Europe blog, 26 February 2020

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Published Feb. 26, 2020 11:43 AM - Last modified Mar. 23, 2020 12:18 PM