Money, Corruption, and Political Competition in Established and Emerging Democracies

Money, Corruption, and Political Competition in Established and Emerging Democracies

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Money, Corruption, and Competition in Established and Emerging Democracies, edited by Jonathan Mendilow, investigates the effectiveness of public subsidization of political competition as an anti-corruption mechanism. Can it substitute practices corrosive to democracy, such as plutocratic funding, or the outright "sale" of public policy? What does the long term experience with public funding in established democracies tell us about hidden "costs " and unforeseen consequences, especially in emerging democracies? In a politically divisive climate, the contributors to this essential collection provide thoughtful insight to contemporary public and economic policy questions.show more

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  • Hardback | 228 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0, 31 tables, 7 graphs
  • 0739170759
  • 9780739170755
  • 2,092,010

Review quote

A carefully edited, comprehensive volume on finance and corruption in both democracies and democratizing countries. This volume represents the 'state of the field' in an area that is increasingly important: corruption and its perception in contemporary politics. This book should be used as an agenda-setting instrument, strengthening democratic institutions all over the world. -- Ilan Peleg, Lafayette College This unique book provides a comparative perspective on critical controversies in party funding-the effects of public funding, candidates' reactions, and more. Its broad range covers nations from the United States to Spain to Bangladesh to Zimbabwe, with a format that draws together the lessons from all of these areas. This text is sure to become a classic in comparative political analysis and party funding. -- Frank Louis Rusciano, Rider Universityshow more

About Jonathan Mendilow

Jonathan Mendilow is professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Rider University.show more

Table of contents

Preface by Michael Pinto-Duchinsky Chapter 1. Introduction: Political Finance, Corruption, and the Future of Democracy by Jonathan Mendilow Chapter 2. Do Parties Spend Too Much? by Manuela S. Kulick and Karl-Heinz Nassmacher Chapter 3. Parties as Competitive Public Utilities?: The Impact of the Regulatory System of Political Financing on the Party System in France by Lou Brenez Chapter 4. Campaign Financing and Politicians' Careers: A Dynamic Perspective by Abel Francois, Eric Phelippeau, and Pascal Ragouet Chapter 5. The MSG Effects of Public Campaign Funding by Jonathan Mendilow and Michael Brogan Chapter 6. Political Finance, Urban Development, and Political Corruption in Spain Fernando Jimenez and Manuel Villoria Chapter 7. Can Public Funding Overcome Corruption?: A View from the Phillipines by Vicente Reyes Chapter 8. Politics of Exclusion: Public Party Funding and Electoral Corruption in Zimbabwe by Dombo Sylvester Chapter 9. Overcoming Electoral Corruption: The Case of Bangladesh by Golam Mostafa and Shahjahan Bhuiyanshow more