Corruption During The Cold War

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Speaking about corruption in the international realm was a taboo before the end of the cold war. But the end of the cold war has led to the consolidation of democracy, political stability, and respect for the rule of law, as well as effective development and expansion of open and competitive markets. In the recent years, especially from late 1980’s, the phenomenon of corruption has received a great deal of attention from the international community. In fact, the degree of attention attributed to combat corruption has been unprecedented, that the efforts made at the international level has paved the way for the negotiation and adoption of five legally binding international anti-corruption instruments within a span of seven to eight years
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