Corruption, Inequality, and the Rule of Law: The Bulging Pocket Makes the Easy Life (Paperback)
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Corruption, Inequality, and the Rule of Law: The Bulging Pocket Makes the Easy Life (Paperback)

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Paperback 360 Pages / Published: 12/04/2010
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Corruption flouts rules of fairness and gives some people advantages that others don't have. Corruption is persistent; there is little evidence that countries can escape the curse of corruption easily - or at all. Instead of focusing on institutional reform, in this book Eric M. Uslaner suggests that the roots of corruption lie in economic and legal inequality, low levels of generalized trust (which are not readily changed), and poor policy choices (which may be more likely to change). Economic inequality provides a fertile breeding ground for corruption, which, in turn, leads to further inequalities. Just as corruption is persistent, inequality and trust do not change much over time, according to Uslaner's cross-national aggregate analyses. He argues that high inequality leads to low trust and high corruption, and then to more inequality - an inequality trap - and identifies direct linkages between inequality and trust in surveys of the mass public and elites in transition countries.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521145640
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"One cannot help but be impressed by the scope of quantitative econometric analysis presented, both within the text and in the appendices. . . . the presence of such analysis is a clear and bold merit of the book. Indeed, it makes it an unparalleled source of information to which a graduate student or a scholar may turn not just for excellent analytical points, but for the results of data analysis as well." - Ararat L. Osipian, Demokratizatsiya
"Eric M. Uslaner presents a statistical but nuanced take on corruption across nations and political groupings...Uslaner makes an effective and well-supported argument." International Law and Politics, April Gu

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