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The causes of corruption: a cross-national study
Why is corruption — the misuse of public office for private gain — perceived to be more widespread in some countries than others? Different theories associate this with particular historical andExpand
What Have We Learned About the Causes of Corruption from Ten Years of Cross-National Empirical Research?
▪ Abstract I review recent efforts by political scientists and economists to explain cross-national variation in corruption using subjective ratings, and examine the robustness of reported findings.Expand
The architecture of government : rethinking political decentralization
1. Introduction 2. The political process 3. Administrative efficiency 4. Competition among governments 5. Fiscal policy and redistribution 6. Fiscal coordination and incentives 7. Citizens andExpand
Decentralization and the Quality of Government
How does political decentralization affect the quality of government? Greater decentralization might make governments more honest and efficient by bringing officials “closer to the people” andExpand
Political decentralization and corruption: Evidence from around the world
How does political decentralization affect the frequency and costliness of bribe extraction by corrupt officials? Previous empirical studies, using subjective indexes of perceived corruption andExpand
Does Competition for Capital Discipline Governments? Decentralization, Globalization, and Public Policy
Competition among countries—or regions within them—to attract mobile capital is often thought to discipline their governments, motivating them to invest more in infrastructure, reduce waste andExpand
What have we learned about the causes of corruption from ten years of crossnational empirical research?
I review recent efforts by political scientists and economists to explain crossnational variation in corruption using subjective ratings, and examine the robustness of reported findings. Quite strongExpand
After the Deluge: Regional Crises and Political Consolidation in Russia
"After the Deluge" offers a new, provocative interpretation of Russia's struggle in the 1990s to construct a democratic system of government in the largest and most geographically divided country inExpand
Russia's "Ethnic Revival": The Separatist Activism of Regional Leaders in a Postcommunist Order
Since 1990 Russia has experienced an unexpected "ethnic revival." Varying widely in geography, culture, economic development, and institutional history, the country's thirty-two ethnic regions offerExpand
Defining and Measuring Decentralization : A Global Perspective
As scores of countries have introduced plans to devolve powers and resources from central to subnational governments in recent decades, the causes and consequences of political decentralization haveExpand
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