Handbook on Gender and Corruption in Democracies

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Handbook on Gender and Corruption in Democracies

9781803923239 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Tiffany D. Barnes, Professor, Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin and Emily Beaulieu, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Kentucky, US
Publication Date: September 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80392 323 9 Extent: c 480 pp
Providing an authoritative global overview of theoretical and empirical research in the field, this Handbook explores the complex relationship between gender and corruption in democracies. Through an analysis of the gendered dynamics of corruption across institutions, it advances understanding of both its causes and consequences.

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Providing an authoritative global overview of theoretical and empirical research in the field, this Handbook explores the complex relationship between gender and corruption in democracies. Through an analysis of the gendered dynamics of corruption across institutions, it advances understanding of both its causes and consequences.

Expert authors examine core concepts in the study of corruption, identifying important areas where gender is often overlooked. They investigate key issues such as anti-corruption efforts, sextortion, clientelism, and the perception of corruption. Chapters detail the relationship between gender and corruption across branches of government and in a wide range of cultural contexts, including those beyond the West. The Handbook also assesses methodological challenges and ethical considerations for researchers and outlines innovative approaches and guidelines for studying corruption.

The Handbook on Gender and Corruption in Democracies is a vital read for students and scholars of political science, regulation and governance, public administration and management, and gender politics. It is also an illuminating resource for policy-makers seeking to combat corruption and advance women’s representation and access to public services.
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‘This brilliant volume illuminates the depth of contemporary research on gender and corruption. It asks and answers important questions about how gender influences public officials’ actions in office and public perceptions of these officials. Showcasing and discussing a variety of research methods and data from a vast number of countries, this volume will no doubt become the go-to text on the topic.’
– Sarah Brierley, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

‘This Handbook brings together the leading gender and corruption scholars to (1) clarify concepts; (2) theorize more fully about the mechanisms linking women’s representation to the (reduction of) corruption practices; and (3) introduce new multi-method empirical findings across a wide variety of institutions and cases. This Handbook''s contributions are thorough, and nuanced, and represent cutting-edge methodological practices. It is sure to become the go-to resource for researchers in this growing field.’
– Amanda Clayton, University of California, Berkeley, US
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