The Political Economy of Corruption

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3.1 Types of constitutional structures 38
3.2 Ranking of constitutional systems (best to worst) 40
4.1 Voting choices with corrupt parties 80
5.1 Corruption and development in ninety-seven countries 90
5.2 Corruption and growth in ninety-seven countries 91
5.3 Bribes paid and their frequency in twenty transition economies 95
5.4 Corruption and VAT productivity in eighty-three countries 105
6.1a Corruption without theft 113
6.1b Corruption with theft 113
6.2 Corruption and the provision of government services in seventy-one countries 116
6.3a Corruption, quality of health care, and child mortality in sixty-two countries (circa 1997) 118
6.3b Corruption, efficiency, and dropout rates in fifty-three countries (circa 1997) 118
6.4 Corruption and child mortality 126
6.5 Corruption and social indicators 127

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures vii
  • Tables viii
  • Part I - Governance and Corruption 1
  • 1 - Power, Politics, and Corruption 3
  • 2 - The Definitions Debate 11
  • Notes 29
  • Part II - Political Systems and Corruption 33
  • 3 - Political Corruption and Democratic Structures 35
  • 4 - Why Do Voters Support Corrupt Politicians? 63
  • Part III - Policy and Political Outcomes 87
  • 5 - Corruption, Growth, and Public Finances 89
  • Notes 107
  • 6 - Corruption and the Provision of Health Care and Education Services 111
  • Notes 133
  • Appendix 136
  • Bibliography 138
  • 7 - Historical Antecedents of Corruption in Pakistan 142
  • Bibliography 154
  • Part IV - Solutions and Future Research 155
  • 8 - Measuring Corruption 157
  • Appendix 176
  • Bibliography 177
  • 9 - Legislating Against Corruption in International Markets 180
  • Notes 207
  • Bibliography 212
  • 10 - Controlling Power and Politics 214
  • Bibliography 219
  • Index 220
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