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ELECTORAL RULES AS CONSTRAINTS ON CORRUPTION: THE RISKS OF CLOSED-LIST PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION

@inproceedings{Kunicov2001ELECTORALRA,
  title={ELECTORAL RULES AS CONSTRAINTS ON CORRUPTION: THE RISKS OF CLOSED-LIST PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION},
  author={Jana Kunicov{\'a} and Susan Rose-Ackerman},
  year={2001}
}
This paper investigates how different electoral rules influence political corruption. We argue that closed-list proportional representation systems are most susceptible to corruption relative to open-list proportional representation and plurality systems. This effect is due to the use of closed party lists and geographically large districts. We also examine interaction effects between electoral rules and other institutional forms, namely presidentialism, federalism, and bi-cameralism. We test… Expand
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