Political Transition, Corruption, and Income Inequality in Third Wave Democracies
This paper examines the effect of democratization on income inequality in third-wave democracies in Africa and East Asia. It discusses why income inequality rises at a much faster rate in developing countries than in developed countries. To explain the divergence, it argues a better understanding of the patterns of democratization and the consequences of corruption in new democracies is required.
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