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Unformatted text preview: onest candidate is always available If the electoral system has high barriers to entry (eg. Small districts) or non- individually accountable candidates (eg. Party list system) corruption will be fostered Other causes: law and religion Developing countries have often inherited from the colonizers their institutional structure and rule of law The legal system as well as the dominant ethic can have important effects on the control of corruption Legal system: common law emerged to protect property owners against expropriation (compare to civil law) Religion: Protestantism arose as dissenting sects opposed to state- sponsored religion and where institutions of the church played a role in monitoring abuses by the state Evidence: British heritage + common law countries suffer less corruption Share of protestants in population indicates less corruption Varieties of corruption: Grand vs. petty? Centralized vs. decentralized? Monopolistic vs. competitive? Administrative vs. state capture? Clientilistic vs. patronage- based? How coordinated is bribe collection? An experiment: load up a truck full of Guinness beer, and try to make a cross- country deli...
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