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Sources of Corruption in Authoritarian Regimes

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  • Miriam A. Golden

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We seek to investigate the determinants of corruption in authoritarian polities. We hypothesize that corruption in nondemocratic settings will be greater where the ruling group is personalistic rather than a political party or a military clique and that it will be greater where rulers expect to remain in power longer. We construct a new operationalization of the selectorate theory advanced by Bueno de Mesquita et al. Copyright (c) 2010 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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  • Eric Chang & Miriam A. Golden, 2010. "Sources of Corruption in Authoritarian Regimes," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 91(1), pages 1-20.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:91:y:2010:i:1:p:1-20
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