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About Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi is the author of Nationalism after Communism (with Ivan Krastev). She teaches democracy at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. She is author of A Quest for Good Governance. How Societies Build Control of Corruption (Cambridge University Press) which traces anticorruption institutions from thirteenth century Siena to present day Ukraine.

Articles by Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

On International Anticorruption Day: are we winning against corruption?

The 2017 Index of Public Integrity shows stagnation, some reduction in red tape and increase in demand for good governance, but backsliding on freedom of the press and of trade.

Why Catalonia does not deserve to be independent

If we accept such self-serving and irresponsible arguments in one case, the whole of Europe is gone.

If FIFA were a country

If the majority can be bought, intimidated or pushed around, then no country, any more than an international organization, can establish control over corruption.

European trust: the perfect storm

To entrust an increasingly sceptical public with more and more veto powers at the very moment when existing veto powers threaten the EU project - does not seem right.

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