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Party system effects and the scope for corruption in modern democracies

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This dissertation seeks to examine why democratic systems and electoral competition can sometimes fail to secure clean government in the interest of the electorate. The question of why voters support corrupt politicians, despite disapproving of corruption itself, is of critical importance if it is to be believed that corruption has a detrimental effect on development. The core argument of this dissertation is that party system features that improve accountability by shaping the efficacy of...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
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SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
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Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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2015-02-10

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