Citizens, bribery and the propensity to protest

Monyake, Moletsane and Hough, Daniel (2019) Citizens, bribery and the propensity to protest. Journal of Comparative and Commonwealth Politics. ISSN 1466-2043

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Abstract

It is widely assumed that the more one experiences corruption the more likely one is to want to protest about it. Yet empirical evidence illustrating this is thin on the ground. This paper fills that gap by focusing on the extent to which self-reported experience of bribery affects the willingness to engage in protests against corruption in Africa. We find that the more one experiences bribery the more one is likely to support anti- corruption protests. A further unexpected finding is that personal experience of corruption also increases the willingness to rely on bribes to solve public administration problems.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Corruption, Bribery, Citizens, Protest, Africa
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Depositing User: Daniel Hough
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2019 12:11
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 13:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/83327

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