Money, corruption, and political competition in established and emerging democracies

Abstract: [Partial preview] The effectiveness of public subsidization of political competition as an alternative to contributions from the private sector is examined, especially from the perspective of its possible anti-corruption effect. Cases include the Philippines, Zimbabwe, and Bangladesh. Author(s): Mendilow, Jonathan Source(s): , xv, 211 p. Published: 2012 Lexington, Lanham, MD [etc.] (English ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-7391-7076-2/…

Does greater accountability improve the quality of delivery of public services? : evidence from Uganda

Abstract: A study from Uganda shows that improved accountability will be important to reduce the incidence of corruption and improve delivery of public services. at the local, national, regional and global level. Local governments and their associations must be strengthened to play their developmental role. Author(s): Deininger, Klaus; Mpuga, Paul Source(s): , Policy research working…

Decentralisation and democratic governance : experiences from India, Bolivia and South Africa

Abstract: The detrimental effects of decentralization on the quality of political and administrative practices in Bolivia, India, and South Africa are examined with special attention to the incidence of corruption, mismanagement and patronage. Author(s): Hadenius, Axel Source(s): , Expert group on development issues (EGDI); 2003/3 x, 166 p., ill., graphs, tabs, 25 cm Expert group…