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Electoral Rules and Constitutional Structures as Constraints on Corruption Empirical study showing that PR-Systems are more prone to corruption than plurality systems Read More...
The Political Economy of Corruption and the Role of Financial Institutions This article seeks to explain why corruption does not usually decrease after democratic transitions. Based on a probabilistic voting model, it predicts that the quality and existance of financial institutions is correlated to the degree of corruption after transitions. Read More...
Posted by Felix Weth at Jul 13, 2010 12:00 AM |
The persistence of corruption: Evidence from the 1992 presidential impeachment in Brazil The 1992 impeachment of president Collor in Brazil and its impact on politically connected companies both in the short and long term. In this paper Rita examines the 1992 impeachment of president Collor in Brazil to analyze its impact on politically connected companies both in the short and long term. In an innovative approach, she uses an event study methodology to establish the short-term effect of impeachment on the companies' performance. Read More...
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National Elections Across Democracy and Autocracy The principal investigators introduce a unique dataset that provides in-depth information on all elections from 1996-2006 in 158 countries. This comprehensive election-level set diverges from standard cross-temporal, cross-national datasets in that it uses separate election events (the electionid variable) as the identifying variable, in contrast to the country-year structure that is generally prevalent in current work on electoral data. The nature of the dataset allows the electionid to be collapsed into required units of analysis, as well as providing the opportunity to analyse elections by type. Additionally, by avoiding the country-year structure, the NELDA dataset allows researchers to analyse variation between elections within country-years. NELDA includes over 50 substantive variables that concentrate on the presence of competition, varying electoral processes, external involvement in election processes, and characteristics that set apart democratic polities from autocratic ones. The data can prove useful for researchers studying political corruption. Overall, this dataset adds an important contribution in both its extensive coverage of democratic and autocratic elections and its structure based on election events rather than country-years. The dataset forms the foundation for the investigators' forthcoming manuscript “National Elections Across Democracy and Autocracy: Which Elections Can Be Lost?”. Read More...
2011 Ibrahim Index of African Governance the Ibrahim Index is the most comprehensive collection of quantitative data that provides an annual assessment of governance performance in every African country. It compiles 86 indicators grouped into 14 sub-categories and four overarching categories to measure the effective delivery of public goods and services to African citizens. Topics covered by the index include: Rule of law, accountability, personal safety, participation, gender, human rights, public management, infrastructure, education and health. Read More...
 
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