The role of information in combating corruption
(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
The dynamics and existence of corruption has been attributed to many different factors. This study specifically looks at the links between information and corruption. The paper asserts the importance of a free press in anti-corruption work. However, the novelty is to stress not only freedom of expression but also show why technological constraints on the circulation of information play an important role in anti-corruption work. The empirical result suggests that freedom of press only has a positive impact on corruption if the informational infrastructure is of a sufficiently good quality.
Corruption, Information, Informational infrastructure, Press freedom
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31972OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-31972DiVA: diva2:1034661