Corruption and democratic institutions: a review and synthesis

@inproceedings{Stephenson2015CorruptionAD,
  title={Corruption and democratic institutions: a review and synthesis},
  author={M. Stephenson},
  year={2015}
}
Do democratic elections help reduce corruption? Many reformers—both anticorruption advocates and democracy promoters—hope and believe the answer is yes. Does the evidence support that view? Social scientists have been investigating this and associated questions for at least a quartercentury, and—as is often the case—the answers they have found are not straightforward. Nonetheless, this research has added significantly to our understanding of the relationship between democracy and corruption… Expand
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