This study explores the determining factors of corruption in post-communist states, including those in the former USSR, Warsaw Pact and Yugoslavia. I examined the ways in which government structure, income inequality, and income levels correlate with levels of corruption in 21 post-communist states. Combined with the expertise of my two interviewees, these results suggest that countries should focus on increasing average income levels in order to reduce public corruption, and transition to more parliamentary forms of governance to prevent a return to corruption. These findings could help provide direction to post-communist states behind the former Iron Curtain which are struggling with corruption, such as Ukraine.
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Mentor: Laura Hussey, Political Science
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