India: A corrupt dynasty or democracy?
India’s former finance minister says “dynasticism” played a leading role in fostering culture of political corruption. Is corruption crippling India? At first glance, such a question seems absurd. After all, India has had a functioning democratic order since before 1947, and its economy weathered the recent global economic crisis when most others faltered. Yet a combination of factors that have mushroomed over time has raised serious concerns about the threat that corruption poses to the very fabric of the Indian state. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/03/2011328141557707216.html