India: A corrupt dynasty or democracy?

  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 statehttp://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/03/2011328141557707216.html

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