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Driving Forces behind Gender Equality - A Cross-Country Comparison
There is a growing body of research acknowledging the lack of good cross-country comparisons that contribute to the understanding of what drives change in society, i.e. what make some countries more gender equal than ...
Does Democracy Produce Quality of Government?
This paper analyzes the effects of political regimes over state capacity or the quality of government (QoG): do democratic states perform better than authoritarian ones? Previous studies on this puzzle point to a nonlinear ...
Reexamining the Relationship Between Press Freedom and Corruption
A widespread and commonly held belief is that a free and independent press fulfills a both significant and important role in fighting corruption. In numerous policy proposals and general recommendations, the importance ...
Necessary but not Sustainable? The Limits of Democracy in Achieving Environmental Sustainability
The world today faces a number of environmental problems that are both severe and urgent. Finding effective solutions is one of the top priorities for the international community, with at least half of the United Nations ...