The political consequences of corruption scandals

Main findings and challenges

Authored by: Macarena Ares , Sofía Breitenstein , Enrique Hernández

The routledge companion to media and scandal

Print publication date:  April  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9780815387596
eBook ISBN: 9781351173001
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Political corruption subverts basic democratic principles. In fact, the absence of corruption is considered paramount for high-quality governments, and numerous scholars have identified the negative social and economic effects of corruption (Jain 2001). These undesirable effects, together with its negative moral implications, make corruption one of the most relevant sources of political scandals.

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