The Quality of Government

The Quality of Government

the term “quality of government” to the World Bank term “good governance,” whose connotations are too broad. The functionalist problem is amply illustrated by other economists who have tried to be more specific by defining “good ...

Author: Bo Rothstein

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226729572

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

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The relationship between government, virtue, and wealth has held a special fascination since Aristotle, and the importance of each frames policy debates today in both developed and developing countries. While it’s clear that low-quality government institutions have tremendous negative effects on the health and wealth of societies, the criteria for good governance remain far from clear. In this pathbreaking book, leading political scientist Bo Rothstein provides a theoretical foundation for empirical analysis on the connection between the quality of government and important economic, political, and social outcomes. Focusing on the effects of government policies, he argues that unpredictable actions constitute a severe impediment to economic growth and development—and that a basic characteristic of quality government is impartiality in the exercise of power. This is borne out by cross-sectional analyses, experimental studies, and in-depth historical investigations. Timely and topical, The Quality of Government tackles such issues as political legitimacy, social capital, and corruption.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Oxford Handbook of the Quality of Government

The Oxford Handbook of the Quality of Government

If good governance is what we seek, what, then, is it that we wish to avoid? Many theorists of the quality of governance, for good reason, are greatly concerned with the levels of corruption, favoritism, or cronyism that are ...

Author: Andreas Bågenholm

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198858218

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 880

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Corruption has become a central issue in current policy debates. This Handbook provides state of the art research on this important topic. It demonstrates the disastrous effects of high levels of corruption for most areas of human well-being and presents research results about strategies that can get corruption under control.
Categories: Business & Economics

Elites Institutions and the Quality of Government

Elites  Institutions and the Quality of Government

Regulatory Quality and Entrepreneurship in a Comparative Perspective: Cross-Sectional and Panel Data Evidence.” Quality of Government Working Paper 2014:08. Peruzzotti, E. and C. Smulovitz. 2006. Enforcing the Rule of Law: Social ...

Author: Carl Dahlström

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137556288

Category: Political Science

Page: 311

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To a large extent, elite politicians, bureaucrats, and businessmen hold the fortunes of their societies in their hands. This edited volume describes how formal and informal institutions affect elite behaviour, which in turn affects corruption and the quality of government.
Categories: Political Science

Social Capital and the Quality of Government

Social Capital and the Quality of Government

a> N U>PS-ZSO</ < o Z3 (/) o o Q o 15 Policy Research Working Paper 2504 a> N < o Z3 (/) o o </) Q o 5 Social Capital and the Quality of Government Evidence from the United States Stephen Knack Governments perform better where there is ...

Author: Stephen F. Knack

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN:

Category: Capital social

Page: 32

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Governments perform better where there is more general trust and strong civic norms; they perform less well where citizens are less trusting and less civic-minded.
Categories: Capital social

Quality of Government and Corruption from a European Perspective

Quality of Government and Corruption from a European Perspective

A Comparative Study on the Quality of Government in EU Regions Bo Rothstein, Nicholas Charron, Victor Lapuente. the judgment of the public administration was still quite positive, as in the case of Estonia. In addition, Estonia's recent ...

Author: Bo Rothstein

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857936943

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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In this book the authors tackle the concept of 'quality of government' (QoG) both conceptually and empirically and apply their focus to EU countries and regions. In a pioneering empirical effort, they map out regional QoG for the first time for 172 NUTS 1 and 2 regions throughout 18 countries in the EU, and provide a detailed methodology. They follow up the quantitative assessment with three case studies demonstrating the wide variation of QoG found within the countries of Italy, Belgium and Romania. The book concludes with important lessons and ideas for future research. Quality of Government and Corruption from a European Perspective will offer a unique insight to an important issue of development within the EU that speaks to students and academics in the field of comparative politics, EU politics, development, governance and corruption.
Categories: Political Science

Quality of Government and the Returns of Investment

Quality of Government and the Returns of Investment

Despite the widespread belief that the quality of government affects the returns of public investments, whether this is effectively the case has seldom been proved.

Author: Andrés Rodriguez-Pose

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:856150018

Category: Urban, Rural and Regional Development

Page: 22

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This paper sets out to examine the impact of the quality of local and regional governments on the returns of investment, focusing on the returns of EU structural and cohesion funds. Despite the widespread belief that the quality of government affects the returns of public investments, whether this is effectively the case has seldom been proved. Using primary data on quality of government collected by the Quality of Government Institute, combined with World Bank Global Governance Indicators data, we conduct a two-way fixed effect panel regression model for a total of 169 in European regions during the period 1996 to 2007. The results of the analysis underline the importance of the quality of government both as a direct determinant of economic growth, as well as a moderator of the efficiency of structural and cohesion funds expenditure. Our analysis finds that both EU investments targeting regions and quality of government make a difference for regional economic growth, but that above a significant threshold level of expenditure, the quality of government is the key factor determining the returns of public investment. In many of the regions receiving the bulk of structural funds, greater levels of cohesion expenditure would, in the best case scenario, only lead to a marginal improvement in economic growth, unless the quality of government is significantly enhanced.
Categories: Urban, Rural and Regional Development

Understanding the Drivers of Trust in Government Institutions in Korea

Understanding the Drivers of Trust in Government Institutions in Korea

While Korea has achieved and maintained rapid economic growth and development, and performs comparatively well in several existing measures of the quality of public administration, trust in .

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264308992

Category:

Page: 192

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The erosion of public trust challenges government’s capacity to implement policies and carry out reforms. While Korea has achieved and maintained rapid economic growth and development, and performs comparatively well in several existing measures of the quality of public administration, trust in ...
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