With this process we have seen liberalisation decoupled from democracy, where the latter ensured a degree of transparency and accountability from the former: this well and truly vanished with the onset of the "new economy", as we've seen in the SHONKY accountancy methods of companies associated with the tech-wreck, Enron being the most obvious example.
aus: Ned Rossiter: Whose Democracy? Information Flows, NGOs and the Predicament of Developing States. Text auf http://darkmarkets.t0.or.at/materials/abstrac...
adj -kier Austral and NZ informal
1. of dubious integrity or legality
2. unreliable; unsound
[perhaps from Yiddish shonniker or from sh(oddy) + (w)onky]
Australian - colloquial: fragwürdig, schäbig
1. Of poor or low quality.
That work he did was so shonky, I can't believe he actually put his name on it.
Not to be confused with "Wonky", which means much the same thing, but typically refers to structures, such as buildings, walls, etc.
2. A compound word from the two terms 'shocking' and 'wonky' meaning that something is so bad or precarious that it is actually shocking. Can also be changed into the adverb shonkily. That is a really shonky piece of construction.
3. falling apart through bad construction or age. Often applied to software.
I can't get my bank statement out of this shonky website!
4. Dishonest, disreputable
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission advises, "See our information sheet INFO 26, 'Don’t get burned,' for tips on avoiding shonky operators and fly-by-night companies."