16 December 1999 In periods when reforms shake the sense of security, the electorate supports groups that guarantee them stability. Conversely, grand promises elicit suspicion that not much is being done to improve the efficiency of the system. Then the collective longing for greater efficiency by government institutions legitimizes reform-oriented parties. Once the reforms are […]

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