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How to Engage with the Russian Elite? The Case for Corporate Governance

Since 2014, the United States and the European Union have used sanctions to punish Russia’s economic elite for the actions of its government. Such policies have pushed Russian business into the arms of Vladimir Putin, even though historically, elites have often played an important role in facilitating democratic transition. Max Gutbrod, who has practiced law in Russia for two decades, discussed the vital and underappreciated role that corporate law can play as a means of promoting political and economic change in the Russian Federation. 

Reforming Brazilian Infrastructure Procurement: Looking at Practical Solutions

The recent Lava Jato investigations have revealed the serious challenge that corruption poses to the efficient delivery of infrastructure and other public services in Brazil and throughout Latin America. As multiple studies have shown, corruption is an obstacle to sustained economic development and democratic institutions alike. 
 

Human Rights - Brazil 2018 Understanding the Issues

Brazil is a party to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is committed to guaranteeing equality, dignity, and freedom for all people. Despite being a signatory, the domestic conditions for human rights are far from ideal in Brazil.

Anti-Corruption Efforts - Brazil 2018 Understanding the Issues

Many countries around the world struggle with corruption and its impacts on society, including economic problems, social inequality and violence, and public distrust in government. Corruption remains more prevalent in emerging countries due to obstacles like impunity, insufficient oversight, and widespread patronage.

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