The Politics of Corruption in Dictatorships studies how
institutional and social factors influence corruption in
dictatorships. Dictatorships are often synonymous with high levels
of corruption, yet Vineeta Yadav and Bumba Mukherjee argue
otherwise. The authors ask why corruption has declined in some but
not other authoritarian regimes. What are the main political
factors that drive some autocrats to curb corruption? The book
explores the role that business mobilization can play in reducing
corruption under some conditions in dictatorships. It investigates
how political competition for an elected legislature affects the
incentives of dictators to engage in corruption. The study relies
on case studies from Jordan, Malaysia, and Uganda. The book is
accessible to a wide audience without requiring sophisticated
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