Elites, Institutions and the Quality of Government

  • Carl Dahlström
  • Lena Wängnerud

Part of the Executive Politics and Governance book series (EXPOLGOV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Carl Dahlström, Lena Wängnerud
      Pages 3-12
    3. Sören Holmberg, Bo Rothstein
      Pages 13-32
    4. Susan Rose-Ackerman
      Pages 33-47
  3. History and State-Building

  4. Power-Sharing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Carl Dahlström, Victor Lapuente
      Pages 149-166
  5. Political Parties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Helena Olofsdotter Stensöta, Lena Wängnerud, Mattias Agerberg
      Pages 245-262
    3. Andreas Bågenholm, Nicholas Charron
      Pages 263-282
    4. Georgios Xezonakis, Spyros Kosmidis, Stefan Dahlberg
      Pages 283-304
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 305-311

About this book


To a large extent, elite politicians, bureaucrats, and businessmen hold the fortunes of their societies in their hands. This edited volume describes how formal and informal institutions affect elite behaviour, which in turn affects corruption and the quality of government.


Corruption Good Governance Quality of Government Elites State building Parties Constrains corruption democracy democratization governance government Institution

Editors and affiliations

  • Carl Dahlström
    • 1
  • Lena Wängnerud
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GothenburgSweden

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