Colonial rule, decolonisation, and corruption in India

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Kenny, Paul. (2015). Colonial rule, decolonisation, and corruption in India. Commonwealth & Comparative Politics. 53(4), pp. 401 - 427. https://doi.org/10.1080/14662043.2015.1089002
AuthorsKenny, Paul
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This paper posits that the varied legacies of colonial rule and decolonisation can explain interstate variation in the institutionalisation of corruption in post-independence India. It concludes that the relative freedom from state capture after independence depended on two conditions: (1) the institutionalisation of bureaucratic autonomy prior to independence and (2) the survival of the disruption of decolonisation by an autonomous bureaucracy to be utilised by new representative governments following independence. These conditions were generally not met across India with the exception of the southern state of Kerala.

Keywordscorruption; indirect Rule; decolonisation; India; Kerala
Year2015
JournalCommonwealth & Comparative Politics
Journal citation53 (4), pp. 401 - 427
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN1466-2043
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/14662043.2015.1089002
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84944677435
Page range401 - 427
Research GroupInstitute for Humanities and Social Sciences
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