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“The Impact of Socio-Political Integration and Press Freedom on Corruption.”

Journal article
Authors Nicholas Charron
Published in Journal of Development Studies
Volume 45
Issue 1
Pages 1-22
Publication year 2009
Published at Quality of Government Institute (QoG)
Department of Political Science
Pages 1-22
Language en
Keywords Corruption, Good Governance, Development, Openness, Globalisation, Free Press
Subject categories Econometrics, Peace and development research


The analyses in this study demonstrate a more nuanced understanding of a previously understood phenomenon — that openness has a negative relationship with corruption. It is argued that this relationship is substantially influenced by the domestic context, a relationship that has been underdeveloped by previous empirical studies. Focusing on social and political integration, I find that the effect of openness on corruption is conditioned by domestic institutions. The empirical evidence suggests that while political and social openness have a significant impact in combating corruption given a free press, the impact of such international forces are negligible in cases where press freedoms are low.

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