Kurer O. Why do voters support corrupt politicians?. In: Vol. The Political Economy of Corruption. Arvind K. Jain. New York: Routledge; 2001. pp. 63-86.
Abstract:Why do voters support corrupt politicians? This question is of vital importance if it is believed that corrupt politicians are often widely popular and that corruption has a detrimental effect on development. The answer to the question shows that democracy is not necessarily a palliative to corruption and that reducing corruption may require political changes that go far beyond the administrative reforms of the "good governance" variety.