Corruption is leading indicator for political unrest, study finds

By Stella Dawson WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Corruption is a leading indicator for political instability and 64 countries where fraud and bribery are widespread risk falling into violent upheaval, a global think tank said in a new report. While anti-corruption researchers long have argued the corrosive power of corruption, its political impact has never before been measured globally. By examining the linkage between corruption measures and peaceful societies, the research by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) based in Sydney finds strong statistical evidence that high and rising levels of corruption can undermine security, and that only small increases can cause civil unrest.

Related Posts

  • Anti-terrorist finance rules exact toll on aid to conflict zones11 June, 2015 Anti-terrorist finance rules exact toll on aid to conflict zones By Stella Dawson WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Western governments tighten the noose on anti-terrorist financing, aid groups say the crackdown is exacting a toll on humanitarian programs in war-torn regions. The international women's rig...
  • Global violence worsens, driven by Middle East conflicts: peace index8 June, 2016 Global violence worsens, driven by Middle East conflicts: peace index By Alex Whiting LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world has become increasingly violent with deaths from conflict at a 25-year high, terrorist attacks at an all-time high and more people displaced than at any time since World War Two, the 2016 Global Peace Index showed on […]
  • Obama administration weighing range of responses to refugee crisis: spokesman7 September, 2015 Obama administration weighing range of responses to refugee crisis: spokesman WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is considering a range of approaches in response to the global refugee crisis including with regard to refugee resettlement, a White House spokesman said on Monday. "We are also in regular contact with co...
  • Detained critic of Uganda leader refuses 'psychiatric tests'13 April, 2017 Detained critic of Uganda leader refuses 'psychiatric tests' By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - Lawyers for a Ugandan academic, detained after she called the nation's president "a pair of buttocks" on Facebook, said on Thursday that she fears authorities are trying to have her declared insane. University...
  • Vandals obliterate info on Emmett Till marker in Mississippi26 June, 2017 Vandals obliterate info on Emmett Till marker in Mississippi JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A civil rights historical marker in Mississippi has been vandalized, obliterating information about black teenager Emmett Till, who was kidnapped and lynched in 1955.

Leave a Reply

Read the original at Middle East News Headlines - Yahoo! News.