Governance: An international journal of policy, administration and institutions

When more women means lower levels of corruption

It has been argued that recruiting more women to public office can be an effective way of reducing corruption.  In the current issue ofGovernanceHelena Stensöta, Lena Wängnerud, and Richard Svensson find some support for that claim, but also explore the conditions under which it is more likely to be true.  Their multi-country study finds that the relationship between representation of women and corruption is stronger in the legislative arena than in state administration, perhaps because “the bureaucratic administrative logic absorbs actors’ personal characteristics.”  Read the article.

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December 7, 2015 at 5:23 pm

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