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The quality of government : corruption, social trust, and inequality in international perspective

Author: Bo Rothstein
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2011
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Provides a theoretical foundation for empirical analysis on the connection between the quality of government and important economic, political, and social outcomes. Focusing on the effects of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bo Rothstein
ISBN: 9780226729565 0226729567 9780226729572 0226729575
OCLC Number: 770727285
Description: xiii, 285 s. ; 24 cm
Contents: What is quality of government? ; Quality of government: what you get ; Corruption: the killing fields ; Creating political legitimacy: representative democracy versus quality of government ; Curbing corruption: the indirect "big bang" approach ; Quality of government and the welfare state ; The low trust-corruption-inequality trap ; Quality of government and social trust: two experiments ; The tale of two countries: democratic Jamaica versus high quality of government Singapore ; Preventing societies from self-destructing.
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