Governance: An international journal of policy, administration and institutions

Why it’s tough to stop the abuse of governmental resources for political purposes

There have been scandals in many advanced democracies about politicians’ abuse of governmental resources for party-political purposes.  But can anything be done about this? In the current issue of Governance, Nicole Bolleyer and Anika Gaujaprovide a framework for thinking about the problem, and reasons for skepticism about the possibility of effective regulation.  “Institutional functions cannot be clearly separated from party-political functions in parliamentary systems,” they argue.  “The much observed increasing regulation of party actors might be less constraining for them in practice than is commonly assumed.”  Read the article.

Written by Governance

August 10, 2015 at 3:57 pm

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