Political Parties, Business Groups, and Corruption in Developing Countries

Paperback | April 27, 2011

byVineeta Yadav

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Political corruption is one of the globe's most pressing yet seemingly permanent problems. It is a root cause of low growth and inequality, and plagues numerous nations throughout the world in varying degrees. In Political Parties, Business Groups, and Corruption in Developing Countries,Vineeta Yadav tackles the puzzle of corruption by analyzing the role that business lobbying plays in it. She shows that the structure of a developing nation's legislative institutions frequently determines whether such institutions promote or restrain corruption. Combining focused studies of legislative institutions and business groups in India and Brazil with a broader survey of corruption in sixty four developing democracies, Yadav shows how systems with powerful parties rather than ones with powerful individual legislators encourage the most corruption. Arigorous comparative examination of the connections between political institutions, lobbying, and corruption, this work will reshape our understanding of how developing country democracies can both discourage and encourage bribery, vote buying, and influence peddling.

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Political corruption is one of the globe's most pressing yet seemingly permanent problems. It is a root cause of low growth and inequality, and plagues numerous nations throughout the world in varying degrees. In Political Parties, Business Groups, and Corruption in Developing Countries,Vineeta Yadav tackles the puzzle of corruption by...

Vineeta Yadav is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Pennsylvania State University. She was a fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University and at the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame. Her research and teaching interests include business-government relations, special int...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 0.91 inPublished:April 27, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Acknowledgements1. Introduction2. Institutions, Lobbying and Corruption: A Theoretical Framework3. Case Studies: Legislative Institutions in Brazil and India4. Brazil and India: Legislative Institutions and Lobbying Behavior5. Brazil and India: Business Lobbying and Corruption6. Institutions, Party Control and Corruption: The Empirical Evidence7. ConclusionReferencesAppendix