Integrated dataset with data from WP 11

Type: · Author(s): Quality of Government Institute · Published:
The documents made available here present a description of the data and sample for all regional level data collected and used in the WP5 and WP11 ANTICORRP project to date. The primary source paper for each variable is included by the variable name where applicable. The dataset is provided in Excel format and can be easily transferred […] Read More

Careers, connections and corruption risks in Europe

Type: · Author(s): Nicholas Charron, Carl Dahlström, Mihály Fazekas, Victor Lapuente · Published:
Why do officials in some countries favor entrenched contractors while others assign public con-tracts more impartially? According to the research, such variation responds to differences in politi-cal institutions, economic development and historical preconditions. This paper instead emphasizes the interplay between politics and bureaucracy. It suggests that corruption risks are minimized when the two groups involved […] Read More

Voter Ideology, Party Systems and Corruption Voting in European Democracies

Type: · Author(s): Andreas Bågenholm & Nicholas Charron · Published:
There is growing literature on an increasingly ubiquitous puzzle in many democratic countries: why do corrupt officials continue to be re-elected by voters? In this study we address this issue with a novel theory and newly collected original survey data for 24 European countries. The crux of the argument is that the ideological position of […] Read More

Social Trust, Quality of Government and Ethnic Diversity: An Empirical Analysis of 206 Regions in Europe

Type: · Author(s): Nicholas Charron & Bo Rothstein · Published:
What factors lead to greater levels of generalized trust in society? The research field has established four channels through which it is commonly argued trust is affected at the macro level—economic inequality, civic participation, ethnic heterogeneity, and institutional quality. However, the quanti-tative field has focused overwhelmingly at the national level of analysis, mostly ignoring sub-national […] Read More

Building Quality of Government. International organizations and educational performance in Africa

Type: · Author(s): Monika Bauhr & Nicholas Charron · Published:
Although international organizations are often seen as an important transformative power on the international arena, we know less about how and when they promote better domestic institutions. Using data on education outcomes in 53 African countries from 1994-2008, we show that IOs use several empirically distinct channels through which they influence domestic outcomes: conditionali-ty, rankings […] Read More

From Åland to Ankara: European Quality of Government Index: 2013 Data, Sensitivity Analysis and Final results

Type: · Author(s): Nicholas Charron · Published:
This paper presents the latest version of the European Quality of Government Index (‘EQI’). The data builds on a previously published data from 2010 (Charron, Lapuente and Rothstein 2013; Charron, Dijkstra and Lapuente 2013). Based on the largest regionally-focused survey to date, collected in the spring of 2013, the EQI 2013 is draws on over […] Read More

Survey, results – national and regional level, and Extensive descriptive report on the methodology, results and analysis of the European Quality of Government Index data

Type: · Author(s): Nicholas Charron · Published:
This report outlines the results of a recent survey within the ANTICORRP project led by WP5, a survey intended to capture the ‘quality of government’ (QOG) – e.g. quality, level of corruption (perceived and experienced) and the extent to which public services are allocated impartially in 20 EU countries Turkey, Serbia, and Ukraine. The purpose […] Read More

Do corruption measures have a perception problem? Assessing the relationship between experiences and perceptions of corruption among citizens and experts

Type: · Author(s): Nicholas Charron · Published:
How well do corruption perception measures reflect actual levels of public sector corruption? Leading cross-national corruption perception measures have come under much theoretical and empirical scrutiny in recent years, with serious implications for the validity and reliability of the data in this ever growing sub-field. Critics argue that perceptions – in particular those of outside […] Read More

Voter, ideology, party system and corruption voting in European democracies

Type: · Author(s): Andreas Bågenholm, Nicholas Charron · Published:
In recent decades, the harmful effects of corruption on a society have been empirically established and are now considered indisputable. It is associated with less economic development, greater inequality, poorer health outcomes and environmental conditions, less generalized trust and less happy populations (Mauro 1995; Holmberg and Rothstein 2011; Welsch 2004; Gupta et al. 2002). According to democratic theory, one […] Read More

Volume 2: The Anticorruption Frontline

Type: · Author(s): Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (editor). Contributions by Alessandro Bozzini, Mihály Fazekas, Jana Gutierréz Chvalkovská, Lina Khatib, Lawrence Peter King, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Jirí Skuhrovec, Ruslan Stefanov, Alexander Stoyanov, István János Tóth, Boryana Velcheva, Andrew Wilson · Published:
From Turkey to Egypt, Bulgaria to Ukraine, and Brazil to India, we witness the rise of an angry urban middle class protesting against what they see as fundamental corruption of their political regimes, perceived as predatory and inefficient. Corruption is near the top of all global protesters’ list of grievances – from the Occupy movement to the […] Read More