English title: Corruption and the Disparity in Levels of Political Support by Winners and Losers

Author(s): Francisco Herreros - Henar Criado -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2007

Abstract

Recent analyses of the determinants of levels of political support have stressed the role of institutions in producing the disparity in support by the winners and losers of an election. The authors claim that it is not only the countries' institutional structures that matter in determining this disparity but also how the institutions work. Specifically, they claim that the disparity between winners and losers is greater in countries with a high level of political corruption. They test this hypothesis in a cross-national sample from the European Social Survey Database.

Volume: 40

Issue: 2

From page no: 507

To page no: 518

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1017/S0008423907070102

Journal: Canadian journal of political science