Consolidating democracy prerequisites

This is because of successful institutionalisation as well as a shift in people's attitudes, values and behaviours (various explanations and definitions are possible).

The term is used in relation to democratic transitions.

This dissertation will test the hypothesis that democracy can reduce corruption.

Chapter II will begin by briefly detailing the meaning of democracy.

Others accuse the ‘democracy-corruption nexus’[1] of being a ‘rosy view’ of reality (Trange, 1994).

As the dissertation unfolds it will become clear that there is evidence to support the hypothesis that democracy can reduce corruption, but the link is far from conclusive.

Having a consolidated democracy is the stepping stone to discussing the quality of democracy; you first have to have an entrenched democracy (where backsliding is impossible/nearly impossible) in order to begin determining whether it is a "good" or "bad" democracy.

This content was written by a student and assessed as part of a university degree. (2005) The struggle to regain effective government under democracy in Indonesia.

E-IR publishes student essays & dissertations to allow our readers to broaden their understanding of what is possible when answering similar questions in their own studies.“The institutional design of the political system is the ultimate determinant of corruption, because it shapes the incentives facing government officials.” (Lederman et al., 2001, 13) “A simplistic distinction between just ‘democracy’ and ‘no democracy’ is unhelpful.” (Saha et al., 2014, 287) “So many young democracies are so quickly compromised.” (European Endowment for Democracy, 2015) Corruption is one of the “biggest global issues of our time” (TI, 2010).

There is no shortage of reasons to fight corruption.

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