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Political Parties, Business Groups, and Corruption in Developing Countries
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Political Parties, Business Groups, and Corruption in Developing Countries

Vineeta Yadav

Abstract

Political corruption is one of the globe's most pressing yet seemingly permanent problems. It is a root cause of low growth and inequality, and plagues numerous nations throughout the world to varying degrees. In the past, it proved difficult to measure, and the political science literature on it was thin. In recent years, political scientists have greatly improved their analytical tools for analyzing and contextualizing corruption, and it is now a hot topic in the discipline. This book examines corruption levels in sixty-four developing democracies over a twenty-year period. The comparative f ... More

Keywords: political corruption, low growth, inequality, Brazil, India, legislative institutions, party costs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199735907
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735907.001.0001

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Vineeta Yadav, author
Pennsylvania State University
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