Party funding and corruption

Power, Sam (2020) Party funding and corruption. Political Corruption and Governance . Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland. ISBN 9783030375799

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Abstract

This book systematically explores the relationship between party funding and corruption, and addresses fundamental concerns in the continued consideration of how democracy should function. The book analyses whether parties funded primarily through private donations are necessarily more corrupt than those funded by the state, and whether different types of corruption are evident in different funding regimes. Drawing on a comparison of Great Britain and Denmark, the author argues that levels of state subsidy are, in fact, unrelated to the type of corruption found. Subsidies are not a cure for corruption or, importantly, perceived corruption, so if they are to be introduced or sustained, this should be done for other reasons. Subsidies can, for example, be justified on grounds of public utility. Meanwhile, anti-corruption measures should focus on other regulations, but even then we should not expect such measures to impact on perceptions of corruption in the short term.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Political Science
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
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Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2021 13:51
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2021 13:51
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/97057

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