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Laurence Whitehead

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199253289

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199253285.001.0001

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On Political Corruption

On Political Corruption

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(p.115) 5 On Political Corruption
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Democratization
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Laurence Whitehead (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199253285.003.0006

Is mainly concerned with political corruption in newly established democracies, and in particular with the enhanced potential for monetary corruption when untried representative institutions are established in a context of acute economic inequalities. In theory, there are three main defences against such political corruption—legal, electoral, and market‐based—but the evidence suggests that such defences are easily breached.

Keywords:   corruption, elections, inequality, markets, rule of law

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