For governments around the world, these are uncertain times. Blatantly corrupt regimes are threatened by citizen-led movements that have taken to the streets protesting against their depredations. Starting with the Arab Spring a decade ago, mass protests have risen by 11.5 percent every year. These protests are having an effect: A whopping ten percent of countries have seen corruption-fueled political transitions between 2013 and 2018. This is a source of hope for those committed to rule of law, fair competition, and effective governance.

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This article was originally published by the American Interest.