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Corruption and confidence in Australian political institutions

McAllister, Ian


Corruption is inimical to public support for democratic government. This article uses Australian public opinion surveys to clarify the link between corruption and views of political institutions. The results show that citizens' personal experiences of corruption among public officials are negligible, but that three in four believe that there is some corruption among politicians and almost half believe that corruption in Australia is increasing. Perceptions of corruption matter much more than...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1080/10361146.2014.880401


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