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Having a consolidated democracy is the stepping stone to discussing the quality of democracy; you first have to have an entrenched democracy (where backsliding is impossible/nearly impossible) in order to begin determining whether it is a "good" or "bad" democracy.
There is no shortage of reasons to fight corruption.
Finally, chapter VI explores the empirical evidence.
As the dissertation unfolds it will become clear that there is evidence to support the hypothesis that democracy can reduce corruption, but the link is far from conclusive.
However, an analysis of these indices is beyond the scope of this dissertation.
Chapter II: Definitions It does not take long to find detailed explanations of democracy (Shepard, 1935; Gallacher, 1946; Cohen, 1971; Harrison, 1993; Tilly, 2007).
In fact, close to two decades have passed since the famous “cancer of corruption” speech was delivered by former-World Bank President Jim Wolfensohn (see World Bank, 1996) and the international community remains deeply divided.