publication . Article . 2017

Sand or grease? Corruption-institutional trust nexus in post-Soviet countries:

Nazim Habibov; Elvin Afandi; Alex Cheung;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2017 Journal: Journal of Eurasian Studies, volume 8, pages 172-184 (issn: 1879-3665, eissn: 1879-3673, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract
Abstract This paper empirically tests several hypotheses about the nexus of corruption-institutional trust in Post-Soviet transitional countries of the former Soviet Union and Mongolia. We use two different indices of institutional trust to check the robustness of our analysis and estimate OLS and instrumental variable models with and without interaction terms. All things considered, our findings reject “greases the wheels” and “trust begets an honest political system” hypotheses. Instead, our findings support the “sand the wheels” hypothesis. Furthermore, a multiplicative interaction model suggests that the negative marginal effects of experienced corruption ar...
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free text keywords: Cultural Studies, Sociology and Political Science, History, Politics, Development economics, Government, Political economy, Instrumental variable, Nexus (standard), Economy, Political system, Economics, Corruption, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Civil society, Institutional economics, institutional trust, transitional countries, Geography (General), G1-922, Political science, J
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publication . Article . 2017

Sand or grease? Corruption-institutional trust nexus in post-Soviet countries:

Nazim Habibov; Elvin Afandi; Alex Cheung;