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Title (Dys- )functionalities of corruption : comparative perspectives and methodological pluralism / Tobias Debiel, Andrea Gawrich (eds.) ; in collaboration with Holger Niemann
Published Wiesbaden : Springer VS, [2013]
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Series Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft : Comparative Governance and Politics ; Supplement1, Special Issue 3
Contents Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft; (Dys- )Functionalities of corruption: comparative perspectives and methodological pluralism; References; Corruption, method choice, and constraints- exploring methodological pluralism in corruption research; Korruption, die Wahl von Forschungsmethoden und ihre Grenzen. Eine Untersuchung des methodologischen Pluralismus in der Korrupti; 1 Introduction; 2 The quest for methodological pluralism in researching corruption; 3 Content analysis of journal articles; 4 Results; 5 Conclusion; References
Clientelist corruption networks: conceptual and empirical approachesKlientelistische Korruptions-Netzwerke -- Konzeptionelle und empirische Ansätze; Wolfgang Muno; 1 Introduction: corruption and clientelism; 2 Clientelist corruption networks; 3 Studying and measuring clientelism; 4 Proxies; 5 Surveys; 6 Conclusion; References; Persistent systemic corruption: why democratisation and economic liberalisation have failed to undo an old evil; Anhaltende systemische Korruption: Warum Demokratisierung und ökonomische Liberalisierung ein altes Problem nicht gelöst haben -; Christian von Soest
1 Introduction2 Potential effects of democratisation and economic liberalisation; 3 Conceptualising systemic corruption and personal rule; 4 Comparative data for six selected countries; 5 Case study analysis; 6 Enduring patterns: the persistence of systemic corruption; References; Relational corruption in the PR China. Institutional foundations and its (Dys)-functionality for economic development and growth; Relationale Korruption in der VR China. Institutionelle Grundlagen und ihre (Dys)Funktionalität für wirtschaftliche Entwicklung; Markus Taube; 1 Introduction
2 Guanxi networks and the facilitation of 'corrupt cooperation'3 Motivation and 'functionality' of corruption in China's transforming economy; 4 Concluding remarks: the changing impact of corruption on economic development and growth in China; References; Corruption and trust: a model design; Korruption und Vertrauen -- Ein Modellentwurf; 1 Introduction; 2 Trust and Corruption; 3 Hypotheses; 4 Data and Measures; 5 Analysis and Results; 6 Discussion and Conclusion; References; Corruption and citizens' satisfaction with democracy in Europe: what is the empirical linkage?
Korruption und Bürgereinstellungen zu Demokratie in Europa: Was ist der empirische Zusammenhang?1 Introduction; 2 Existing literature; 3 De; ning corruption and satisfaction with democracy; 4 Operationalizations and control variables; 5 Methodology; 6 Results; 7 Conclusion; Appendix: Descriptive statistics; References; Justifying corrupt exchanges: rational-choice corruptors; Die Rechtfertigung korrupter Tausche: Rational-choice corruptors; 1 Introduction; 2 Theoretical framework and hypotheses; 3 Data, hypotheses and methodology; 4 Data analysis; 5 Conclusions; Appendix; References
Summary Corruption is usually understood as hampering political development, economic growth and democratic participation of citizens, but comparing the effects of corruption for different political regimes presents astonishingly complex findings. The ongoing persistence of corruption underlines that it is not only dysfunctional, but can be highly functional as well. This special issue brings together contributions from comparative politics, political science and economics which precisely focus on these (dys)functionalities of corruption in political regimes across various world regions. The question of methodological pluralism is especially important for studying corruption comparatively. While on an international level a trend towards an increased use of quantitative methods in political science as well as in economics can be observed, the special issue underlines the importance of having a pluralistic approach for grasping the complex and multi-layered effects of the phenomenon. Of similar importance is the adoption of a comparative perspective that includes different world regions in order to understand the different roles of corruption in developing, transforming and developed countries alike. Dr. Tobias Debiel is Director of the Centre for Global Cooperation Research and of the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF). Since 2006, he is also Professor in International Relations and Development Policy, Institute of Political Science, University of Duisburg-Essen. Dr. Andrea Gawrich is Professor for International Integration at the University of Gießen
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Political corruption.
Form Electronic book
Author Debiel, Tobias, 1963- editor
Gawrich, Andrea, editor
ISBN 3658046325
3658046333 (electronic bk.)
9783658046330 (electronic bk.)