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Posts tagged as “corruption”

The Indonesia Experiment

Analyzing the tension between political popularity and economic growth in Indonesia. Indonesia, as some scholars such as Professor Steven Fish of UC Berkeley and Professor…

The Fall of John Kitzhaber

On February 18th, amid allegations that his wife was inappropriately paid by clean energy companies, Democratic Governor John Kitzhaber of Oregon resigned. The entire affair…

A Tale of Two Rulers

Over one and half billion people live in India and Indonesia, two immense nations whose histories have long been intertwined. Last year, in a monumental…

Wasteful Stadiums

The Manaus, Brazil World Cup stadium cost $300 million to build. Source: Brasil.gov   The 2014 FIFA World Cup hosted in Brazil has been the most…

Courting the Public

In democratic societies, the relationship between candidates and voters boils down to the more-than-familiar concept of courtship. Often, campaigns employ a myriad of strategies to…