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Perceptions of corruption in Sweden Sweden is consistently ranked among global indices as one of the least corrupt countries in the world. However, there is little research on perceptions of corruption in low risk countries. This paper explores perceptions of corruption in Sweden in order to fill this knowledge gap with a focus on how citizens define corruption, moral judgments on corruption, and the perceived spread of corruption. Read More...
Revolving door lobbyists This paper examines how ex-government officials use the revolving door to cash in on the personal con- nections acquired during periods of public service. Lobbyists with past working experience in the office of a US Senator suff er an average 21% drop in generated revenue when that Senator leaves office. The eff ect is immediate, it is discontinuous around the exit period and it persists in the long-term. Read More...
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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The Rule of Law Index An index consisting of 10 factors (and 49 sub-components, including bribery of politicians and judges) The Rule of Law Index™ is a new quantitative assessment tool designed to offer a deep and comprehensive picture of the extent to which countries abide by the rule of law in practice. In addition to in depth country profiles, the index is available for 35 countries from 2008-2010 and the number of countries in the dataset is expected to expand to 100 by 2012. Read More...
Corruption in Afghanistan: bribery as reported by victims Based on interviews with 7,600 people in 12 provincial capitals and more than 1,600 villages around Afghanistan, this UNODC survey records the experiences of corruption of Afghan citizens both in urban and rural areas. Findings challenge common assumptions about the country: While poverty, violence and insecurity are usually portrayed as the biggest challenges confronting Afghanistan, an overwhelming majority of Afghan people (59%) perceive corruption as their biggest concern, ahead of insecurity and unemployment. Read More...
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Transparency in Political Finance in Bangladesh Complementing established assessment methodologies with innovative field experiments this research initiative takes a close and very practical look at the standards and practices governing transparency and accountability in party and campaign financing systems in Bangladesh. Findings highlight poor performance in bookkeeping, reporting, reliability of reporting, public disclosure, and related sanctions. Read More...
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