Prof. univ. dr., Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane „C. S. Nicolăescu -Plopşor” din Craiova, al Academiei Române;
Conf. univ. dr., Facultatea de Drept, Universitatea din Craiova; Cercetător şt. III, Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane „C. S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor” din Craiova, al Academiei Române;
During this period when anti-corruption investigations become an everyday phenomenon in all spheres of political and professional life in Romania, this article deals with a period in the history of contemporary Italy, characterized by the same phenomenon. The authors analyse the evolution of the Italian political parties after 1989 – the fall of the Berlin wall, the decline of the Italian Socialist Party and of the Christian Democratic Party, the magnitude of corruption, the ascension of Silvio Berlusconi in both the business world and on the political scene, as well as some of the most important trials in which he played a key role.
party, politics, corruption, trial, judge.