Analyzing Corruption Possibilities in the Gaze of the Media
AbstractIn this paper analyze the economic incentives that govern the strategic relationship between the government and the independent media has been analysed using a consistent analytical framework.The analysis focuses on the extent to which theÃ¢â¬ËfreeÃ¢â¬â¢ press can act as a deterrent to corruption in governance. It has been found out that although Ã¢â¬Ëpress freedomÃ¢â¬â¢ is indeed important as stressed in the existing literature, both mutually profitable cover-up arrangements as well as the governmentÃ¢â¬â¢s ability to Ã¢â¬ËmanageÃ¢â¬â¢ the mediaÃ¢â¬â¢s allegations tend to have a substantial negative impact on the mediaÃ¢â¬â¢s role as an effective watchdog. Also, more competition in the media sector need not necessarily translate into increased deterrence from corruption.[DiscussionPaperNo.2001/30]
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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 2001
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Media; Corruption; Political accountability; Governance; Contest;
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- Samarth Vaidya, 2010. "Analyzing Corruption Possibilities in the Gaze of the Media," Working Papers id:2578, eSocialSciences.
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