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Quality of Government and Access to Safe Water
According to a conservative estimation by the World Health Organization, 1.2 billion people lack access to sufficient quantities of safe water, and 2.6 billion people are without adequate sanitation. Consequently, 80 percent ...
Quality of Government, Political Power and the Welfare State
Why have different industrialized capitalist market economies developed such varying systems for social protection and social insurance? The hitherto most successful theory for explaining this is the Power Resource Theory ...
The Failure of Anti-Corruption Policies: A Theoretical Mischaracterization of the Problem
With an increased awareness of the detrimental effects of corruption on development, strategies to fight it are now a top priority in policy circles around the world. Since Africa is home to most of the thoroughly corrupt ...
Correlates of the Good Society
Corruption, Gender Equality and Feminist Strategies.
The following arguments are presented. 1) Corruption in its various forms is a serious social ill. 2) Democracy is not a safe cure against corruption. 3) Increased gender equality seems to be one im-portant factor behind ...
The Three Worlds of Governance: Arguments for a Parsimonious Theory of Quality of Government
It is necessary to conceptualize and provide better measures of good governance because in contrast to democratization, empirical studies show that it has strong positive effects on measures of human well-being, social ...
Civil War Spain versus Swedish Harmony: The Quality of Government Factor
In 1936, while Sweden gave birth to one of the most peaceful solutions to class conflict (i.e. the Neo-Corporatist Welfare State) with the iconic signature of the Saltsjöbaden Accord, Spain gave birth to the most violent ...
Correlates of Quality of Government
Corruption, Happiness, Social Trust and the Welfare State: A Causal Mechanisms Approach
Does a more generous welfare state make people happier and increase their life satisfaction? Available empirical research gives a clear and positive answer to this question. This goes counter to many arguments that the ...