IDS Bulletin Vol. 27 Nos. 2

Corruption and Democracy in Latin America

Published on 1 April 1996

Summary This essay examines the recent incidence of corruption as an issue in Latin American politics. It suggests that the process of democratization may have made corruption more pronounced. It concludes that Latin American democracy is more formal than substantive and that efforts to diminish corruption will not succeed until democracy is significantly deepened.

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Little, W. (1996) Corruption and Democracy in Latin America. IDS Bulletin 27(2): 64-70

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Institute of Development Studies
Little, Walter


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