The Resource Hold your nose and vote : why do some democracies tolerate corruption?, prepared by Marco Pani, (electronic resource)

Hold your nose and vote : why do some democracies tolerate corruption?, prepared by Marco Pani, (electronic resource)

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Hold your nose and vote : why do some democracies tolerate corruption?
Title
Hold your nose and vote
Title remainder
why do some democracies tolerate corruption?
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prepared by Marco Pani
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Language
eng
Summary
This paper analyses why corruption can persist for long periods in a democracy and inquires whether this can result from a well-informed rational choice of the citizens. By applying a citizen-candidate model of representative democracy, the paper analyzes how corruption distortsthe allocation of resources between public and private expenditure, altering the policy preferences of elected and nonelected citizens in opposite directions. The result is a reduction in real public expenditure and, if the median voter's demand for public goods is sufficiently elastic, a tax reduction. In this case, some citizens can indirectly benefit from corruption. The paper shows that, under this condition, if the citizens anticipate a shift in policy preferences in favor of higher public expenditure, they may support institutional arrangements that favor corruption (such as a weak enforcement of the law) in order to alter future policy decisions in their favor. This result complements the findings of other studies that have attributed the persistence of corruption in a democracyto some failure on the part of the voters or the electoral system. It also bears implications for developing effective anticorruption strategies and for redefining the role that can be played by the international community
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Pani, Marco
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international or intergovernmental publication
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no index present
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HG3810
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non fiction
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ebrary
Series statement
IMF working paper
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WP/09/83
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  • Political corruption
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Political corruption
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Hold your nose and vote : why do some democracies tolerate corruption?, prepared by Marco Pani, (electronic resource)
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  • "April 2009."
  • At head of title: Middle East and Central Asia Department
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource (32 pages)
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electronic
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations.
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)503190350
  • (OCoLC)ocn503190350
Label
Hold your nose and vote : why do some democracies tolerate corruption?, prepared by Marco Pani, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "April 2009."
  • At head of title: Middle East and Central Asia Department
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (32 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)503190350
  • (OCoLC)ocn503190350

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