Corruption: Measuring the Unmeasurable
AbstractWhile the strategy of measuring and quantifying has been extremely successful, and valuable in the progress of science, it does not follow that it is universally useful. We argue that attempts to measure corruption can be counterproductive in several different ways. Qualitative and action oriented approaches may prove more valuable. A political economy explanation of why extremely distorted and biased measures of corruption continue to be used is also offered.
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Date of creation: Dec 2008
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Corruption; measurement; quantitative imperative; corruption perception index;
Other versions of this item:
- Asad Zaman & Faiz-Ur-Rahim, 2009. "Corruption: measuring the unmeasurable," Humanomics: The International Journal of Systems and Ethics, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 25(2), pages 117-126, May.
- B40 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - General
- A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics
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- NEP-ALL-2009-03-14 (All new papers)
- NEP-HPE-2009-03-14 (History & Philosophy of Economics)
- NEP-POL-2009-03-14 (Positive Political Economics)
- NEP-REG-2009-03-14 (Regulation)
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