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Topic 9 – Corruption and Political Development Political Corruption Corruption and Economic Growth Corruption and Emerging Democracies 1
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Corruption in the World 2007 2
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Why Care About Corruption? Out of 180 countries surveyed by Transparency International in 2007: • 132 score less than 5 on a scale of 10 • 76 score less than 3 on a scale of 10 • Corruption is perceived to be most rampant in Somalia, Myanmar, Iraq, Haiti, Uzbekistan, Tonga, Sudan, Chad, t i b l i f A f h i t L d 3 Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan, Laos, and Guinea
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Is Corruption Good or Bad for Growth? • Huntington – Corruption can be good for growth in societies lacking institutionalization auro orruption is bad for growth in any society Mauro – Corruption is bad for growth in any society
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Unformatted text preview: because it lowers private investment thus negatively affecting growth 4 Corruption and Democracy Low corruption levels tend to be found in both established authoritarian and established democratic systems he in etween countries that are liberalizing or are The in-between countries that are liberalizing or are emerging democracies are at the highest risk for high corruption levels and the accompanying negative effects 5 Political Competition and Corruption Transfers of power Short time horizons ransparent governmental processes Transparent governmental processes Accountability y Multiple jurisdictions 6...
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