We live in a country where when health counselor changes, directors of hospitals are changed. When a minister leaves, it is usually replicated, it leaves also bedel. As several scientists have analyzed, political parties have colonized all institutions of State and have politicized, for example, public administration, which should bear as a flag neutrality in public service. And so we see naturally that in Catalonia, so far north geographically and so far south in its standards of corruption, dozens of school directors take sides and support an illegal referendum following political slogans of ir bosses.
Political interference is so intense that it is necessary to ask how Spanish institutions work, however, so acceptablely well. "We do same health as in Stockholm or in London, but we manage our hospitals as it is done in much less exemplary latitudes," said socialist deputy in Madrid assembly José Manuel Freire. His party has agreed on a law that, through regulated selection systems and collegiate government bodies, lays groundwork for management of hospitals to stop putting mselves in hands of faithful and choose (and replace) by professional merits. The problem is that making laws is one thing and changing uses and customs, anor very different. Our politicians are very much given to legislate against corruption, but thing to take effective action against it.
In book coordinated by Víctor La Puente, corruption in Spain (Editorial Alliance) is marked as a bad habit reverse way: excess of officials jumping into politics. It is a journey of which little is spoken but which, according to all indicators, tends to increase corruption. It is so-called politicisation from below.
The officials, with greater mobility offered by administration in front of private sector, are rewarded ir careers with high positions without that step penalized m least. One could say that it goes on account to betray its own condition, for which it opositaron, to lose neutrality which one is expected of an official and to dedicate itself, instead, to show allegiances to who can catapult to power.
Banning policy-makers is a disservice, but some countries have imposed limits. In Spain, however, it is an extended practice. A good example is government of Rajoy. Of fourteen members, eight are officials. There are two state lawyers, a diplomat, two Civil service technicians, a judge, a lawyer in court and a commercial technician. In addition, Rajoy himself is a registrar of property; A lifetime stand by opposition. He went Guindos, commercial technician, but Escolano came in, which is too. All in order.
It is surprising that, in spite of everything, Spanish administration is so professional and not corrupt. It is even more surprising to see how many conservative politicians are struggling to privatize and thin state in favor of its liberal vision for, in a row, when y lose ir position, to recover ir position. where? in administration; Of course.
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