Korruption und Demokratisierung Rekonstruktion des Forschungsstandes an den Schnittstellen zu Institutionenökonomik und politischer Transformationsforschung

Birgit Pech
Content Type
Working Paper
Institute for Development and Peace
The report aims to take stock of the state of research on the interdependent relationship between corruption and democratization. While “deep” democratization tends to reduce corruption, early stages of democratization rather lead to its increase. Endemic corruption tends to hamper democratization processes particularly when it takes the form of systemic state capture. It is often a symptom of overarching socio‐economic problems and fragile statehood, which also impact on the probability of successful democratization.
Corruption, Democratization