Centripetal and Centrifugal Corruption in Post-democratic Italy

Type: · Author(s): Donatella della Porta, Salvatore Sberna and Alberto Vannucci · Published:
This chapter examines two episodes of large-scale corruption that erupted in 2014: the procurements process for the MOSE tidal barrier project, which is intended to surround and protect Venice, and the contracts signed in the run-up to Expo 2015 in Milan. The chapter shows how networks of corruption have survived the “clean hands” scandal of […] Read More

“It’s the politics, stupid!”. The politicization of anti-corruption in Italy

Type: · Author(s): Salvatore Sberna, Alberto Vannucci · Published:
This article aims to analyze the relationship between judicial activism against political corruption and electoral accountability. The judiciary plays a pivotal role in enforcing anti-corruption legislation, and, in many countries, courts have moved closer and closer towards that kind of working. In the article, we analyze the conditions under which a judicial prosecution of corrupt […] Read More