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Protecting Politics: Deterring the Influence of Organized Crime on Local Democracy

Author: The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
Publication Date: September 2016

Summary: In 2015 the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime joined forces with International IDEA to explore how organized crime becomes an engine for political corruption at the local level. It examined the situations in three countries in detail: Afghanistan, Colombia and Niger. These case studies provide examples from different geographical regions, local democratic structures, degrees of decentralization, levels of fragility and development contexts. This report is part of a series of four papers that examine how organized crime affects political parties, elections, service delivery and local democracy. Together, these reports provide a unique and detailed overview of democratic systems’ capacity to deal with complex security threats such as organized crime.

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