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The Mechanisms of Corruption: Interest vs. Cognition
paper starts by identifying a central theoretical problem in contemporary research about political corruption. While a lot of energy has been spent trying to figure out what types of political and economic institutions ...
Correlates of Corruption
Political Corruption and Social Trust: An Experimental Approach
Few experimental studies have investigated important factors for people’s perceptions of the trustworthiness of others. Building on theories that point at the importance of trustworthy government institutions, an experiment ...
Exploring a Causal Relationship between Vertical and Horizontal Trust
Three experiments investigating how a possible causal relationship works between vertical trust (i.e., trust in authorities) and horizontal trust (i.e., trust in others) are reported. In Experiment 1, 40 undergraduate ...
Why No Democracy in the Arab-Muslim World? The Importance of Temple Financing and Tax Farming
The absence of a single democracy in the Arab-Muslim world has become a “striking anomaly” for scholars of democratization. The lack of democratization in this part of the world cannot be seen as caused religion as such ...
Creating Political Legitimacy: Electoral Democracy versus Quality of Government
It is often held that the establishment of electoral democracy is key to the creation of political legitimacy. This article challenges this idea and presents an alternative. A large number of empirical studies reveals that ...
What is Quality of Government? A Theory of Impartial Political Institutions
The last years have seen a growth in research on “good governance” and the quality of government institutions. This development has been propelled by empirical findings that such institutions might hold the key to ...