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Colonial rule, decolonisation, and corruption in India

Kenny, Paul


This paper posits that the varied legacies of colonial rule and decolonisation can explain interstate variation in the institutionalisation of corruption in post-independence India. It concludes that the relative freedom from state capture after independence depended on two conditions: (1) the institutionalisation of bureaucratic autonomy prior to independence and (2) the survival of the disruption of decolonisation by an autonomous bureaucracy to be utilised by new representative governments...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Commonwealth and Comparative Politics
DOI: 10.1080/14662043.2015.1089002


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