Political Corruption and Political Conflict

Open Panel

A 2015 report from the Institute for Economics and Peace points to a correlation between level of corruption and national as well as international conflict. The relationship is not linear . Rather , corruption must reach a "tipping point" before meaning correlations are established. Countries with low perceived levels of corruption are more likely to be internally and externally peaceful , but reducing the level of perceived corruption in specific setting does not necessarily reduce its potential for conflict . Lower levels of corruption are therefore a necessary but not sufficient condition for national and international peace. This panel looks to explore reasons and interpretations for these relationships. Research questions might include : how corrupt institutions promote conflict, whether corruption promotes citizen attitudes that re antithetical to peace , what happens at the "tipping point" , and why the reduction of corruption does not necessarily ensure greater peace. Other research questions and all methodologies , including theoretical , empirical and case studies are welcome.