Latvia has been struggling with competitive particularism, resilient through many rounds of elections for most of its transition. The result is overregulation in the field of public accountability. More judicial accountability, de-politicization of public positions and more pro- active transparency may help bring the long belated upgrade to an upper class of governance. Popular demand for good governance is very high, but has not succeeded yet to create a political class on the quality of neighboring Estonia’s, which provides the best roadmap.
Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index
Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years