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The Contribution of Civil Society to Quality of Government as Corruption; A cross-country analysis using civil society divided by service and expressive functions

Moricz, Sara LU (2010) NEKK01 20101
Department of Economics
Abstract
The contribution of civil society to quality of government is important to evaluate. Civil society is often touted as means to enhance quality of government and parallel to this idea the sector grown has substantially over time. Does civil society actually contribute to quality of government, and does civil society involved in expressive- or service functions differ in this regard? This is a quantitative study that uses econometric methods to answer those questions. Civil society is measured with data from John Hopkins Comparative Non-profit Sector Project. Quality of government is mainly operationalized with three different measurements of corruption. The result supports that civil society increases governmental quality measured as... (More)
The contribution of civil society to quality of government is important to evaluate. Civil society is often touted as means to enhance quality of government and parallel to this idea the sector grown has substantially over time. Does civil society actually contribute to quality of government, and does civil society involved in expressive- or service functions differ in this regard? This is a quantitative study that uses econometric methods to answer those questions. Civil society is measured with data from John Hopkins Comparative Non-profit Sector Project. Quality of government is mainly operationalized with three different measurements of corruption. The result supports that civil society increases governmental quality measured as corruption and nuances the result by finding that civil society organisations involved in expressive functions have a larger impact than civil society organisations that deliver services. (Less)
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Moricz, Sara LU
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NEKK01 20101
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
quality of government, quality of governance, corruption, civil society, NGO sector
language
English
id
1670501
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2010-09-27 14:09:51
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  abstract     = {The contribution of civil society to quality of government is important to evaluate. Civil society is often touted as means to enhance quality of government and parallel to this idea the sector grown has substantially over time. Does civil society actually contribute to quality of government, and does civil society involved in expressive- or service functions differ in this regard? This is a quantitative study that uses econometric methods to answer those questions. Civil society is measured with data from John Hopkins Comparative Non-profit Sector Project. Quality of government is mainly operationalized with three different measurements of corruption. The result supports that civil society increases governmental quality measured as corruption and nuances the result by finding that civil society organisations involved in expressive functions have a larger impact than civil society organisations that deliver services.},
  author       = {Moricz, Sara},
  keyword      = {quality of government,quality of governance,corruption,civil society,NGO sector},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Contribution of Civil Society to Quality of Government as Corruption; A cross-country analysis using civil society divided by service and expressive functions},
  year         = {2010},
}