Both sweeping immunity and overzealous prosecutions of former leaders can undermine democracy. But such prosecutions pose different risks for older democracies like the US than in younger ones.
The UK actually rates very well when compared to other nations – depending on what you include in your data.
The Conservative MP has resigned after a chaotic 24 hours and a deeply controversial parliamentary vote.
From Europe to Latin America and the US, former world leaders are being investigated, tried and even jailed. In theory, this shows no one is above the law. But presidents and PMs aren’t just anyone.
Millions of people gave money to Biden, Trump or both. What they get – or not – for their donations points to the real problems with America’s system of campaign finance.
Several world leaders, including Vladimir Putin, stand accused of plagiarizing their PhD dissertations. Whether they resign, deny or ignore the allegations says a lot about the country they run.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador looks set to win the presidency on his third try. Mexico’s powerful interests are scrambling to stop him.
The Chinese Communist Party has disciplined more than a million officials since Xi took power in 2012. What is going on?
William Isdale speaks with The University of Queensland's Cameron Murray about the nature of 'grey gifts', soft corruption, and who stands to win (and lose) when these deals are made.
Anti-American and anti-corruption stances have given the president of the Philippines broad appeal.
The world’s media, which has in the past found Zambia uninteresting, are suddenly paying more attention to the impoverished nation, for all the wrong reasons.
Spain has been transformed into a democratic laboratory, where the participation and use of new communication strategies are ready for experimentation and innovation.
A federal ICAC will not solve the sorts of problems Australian politicians have recently embroiled themselves in.
After weeks of mass demonstrations and a growing threat of impeachment, President Park Geun-Hye has said she is willing to resign before her term ends in February 2018.
When celebrating Nelson Mandela Day, it would benefit South Africans to reflect on what the statesman’s legacy means for the nation and how they are living up to his dreams for the country.
Australia’s political finance system is corrupt – but not because of bribery, or indeed any substantial quid pro quo.
Brazilians are disgusted with all their politicians. Can anyone take control?
If the governing ANC ignores the calls for Zuma’s resignation,it may undermine South Africa’s leadership on the continent. It creates the idea that he can undermine the constitution with impunity.
The headlines are full of stories of corruption and mega scandals, but what does it mean for the rest of us? And what makes the economic cost of corruption so high?
Angola’s Dos Santos is buying time. His promise to step down is an attempt to diffuse growing political tensions, as repression continues. He might relinquish his position, but not his power.