Events

Conflict and Fragility

Official launch of Protecting Politics Research Papers
11 Oct 2016 13:00
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Introduction

The nexus between organized crime and politics is a growing global concern that affects new as well as established democracies, as it erodes the very principles of democratic governance such as rule of law, equal exercise of citizenship rights, responsiveness and transparency. Political corruption is the preferred tool for illicit networks to advance their businesses.

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and the Clingendael Institute jointly hosted the public launch of two Protecting Politics Research Papers on this issue: Protecting Politics: Deterring the influence of organized crime on Elections and Protecting Politics: Deterring the influence of organized crime on Political Parties.

Guest speakers were one of the lead authors of the reports, Diana Goff, Research Fellow at Clingendael, and the series editor, Catalina Uribe Burcher, Programme Officer with International IDEA.