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    Fighting corruption and the use of bribes in the Palestinian Territories: with or without social capital?

    Andriani, Luca (2014) Fighting corruption and the use of bribes in the Palestinian Territories: with or without social capital? Working Paper. Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK.

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    The presence of dysfunctional formal institutions in the Palestinian Territories might drive the citizens to concentrate on alternative forms of governance more community - oriented . Under these circumstances the set of informal institutions embedded in the social capital of the Palestinian community might help to explain the Palestinians attitude towards corrupt aversion. Hence, by using a unique Pa lestinian survey conducted in 2007 in West B ank and Gaza Strip , we analyse the relationship between social capital and Palestinians attitude towards corrupt aversion. The variables of social capital refer to voluntary activities and civic attitude while co rrupt aversion is captured by the Palestinians’ attitudes towards the use of bribes at work and the importance of fighting corruption. A bivariate probit model reports that corrupt aversion increases with civic attitude and is lower among Palestinians invo lved in voluntary activities. Predicted conditional probabilities suggest that under negative view of formal institutions and lack of social trust, Palestinians need more civic attitude to cope with corrupt aversion.


    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: BWPMA 1402, ISSN: 2052-0581
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Corruption, Social Capital, Trust, Palestinian Territories, Bivariate Probit
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Responsible Business Centre, Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2018 08:46
    Last Modified: 01 Jul 2024 09:57


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