- Title Pages
- How to Read the Tables in this Book
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Personal Religiosity and Religion in Politics
- 3 Social Capital and Tolerance
- 4 Corruption and Crime
- 5 Large-Scale Political Violence and Terrorism
- 6 Social Inequality
- 7 Democracy
- 8 Conclusion
- Appendix 2.A World Values Survey: List of Countries and Information on Religious Denominations
- Appendix 2.B Model Equations and Summary Statistics for Chapter 2
- Appendix 2.C Female and Male Attendance at Religious Services among Muslims in Countries with a Muslim Population of 25 Percent or Greater
- Appendix 3.A List of Countries Used in Tables 3.1–3.6
- Appendix 3.B Model Equations and Summary Statistics for Chapter 3
- Appendix 3.C Alternate Specification of Sociability Index
- Appendix 4 OLS Output for Murder Rates
- Appendix 5.A Comprehensive List of Major Episodes of Intrastate Political Violence, 1946–2007
- Appendix 5.B OLS Output for Deaths in Major Episodes of Political Violence
- Appendix 5.C Comprehensive List of High-Casualty Terrorist Bombings (Involving Fifteen or More Deaths), September 11, 1994, to September 10, 2008
- Appendix 6 Model Equations and Summary Statistics for Chapter 6
- Appendix 7.A.1–3 OLS Output for Political Openness, Using Alterative Measures for Political Openness
- Appendix 7.B Model Equations and Summary Statistics for Chapter 7
- Appendix 8 Matching Countries as a Robustness Check
Corruption and Crime
Corruption and Crime
- (p.109) 4 Corruption and Crime
- Are Muslims Distinctive?
M. Steven Fish
- Oxford University Press
This chapter examines the relationship between Islam and social disorder, with particular reference to corruption and crime. Using data drawn from the World Values Survey (WVS), it evaluates whether Muslims are more (or less) corrupt and more (or less) prone to violent crime than non-Muslims. In this chapter, corruption is measured by Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). Corruption is compared in the largest Muslim (for example, Indonesia, Sudan, and Malaysia) and Christian countries (United States, Philippines, UK etc.). The chapter also looks at homicide rates in Muslim countries versus non-Muslim countries.
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