Accession Number : AD1024645


Title :   Does Everyday Corruption Affect How Russians View their Political Leadership


Descriptive Note : Conference Paper


Corporate Author : University of Iowa Iowa City United States


Personal Author(s) : Reisinger,William M ; Zaloznaya,Marina ; Hesli Claypool,Vicki L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1024645.pdf


Report Date : 22 Feb 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 41


Abstract : Analyzing unique survey data gathered in the summer of 2015 from Russia, we are able to trace the links between personal corrupt behavior and political attitudes. We show that participation in everyday corruption lowers a persons support for the political regime, both as a bivariate relationship and in a multivariate model with controls. Everyday interactions that citizens have with bureaucrats help form those citizens views about something far removed from most citizens lives: the countrys political leadership. In Russia, those who frequently encounter corruption are less, not more, happy with the regime. Street-level corruption is corrosive of the body politic. Our results, thus, are an important step towards resolving a long-standing debate among those who study corruption.


Descriptors :   political systems , governments , surveys , societies , leadership , multivariate analysis , political science , Russia , public opinion


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE