The Impact of (Political) Structure on Economic Corruption

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD Candidate of Public Law, Shahid Beheshti University (Pardis branch)

2 Associate Professor of Law, Shahid Beheshti University



Economic corruption and governance approach is a matter that is overlooked within the Iranian academic literature. Though the grand/Systemic corruption is more correlated with the field of political economy. However, since the political structure of a state by which the Governance is formed and executed has a direct and dramatic impact on the formation and expansion of corruption, it should also be examined from this standpoint. The political structure of a state should be designed in a way that prevents the possibility of corruption and thus the role of public law here is substantial. It should define what characteristics should not exist in order to eliminate corruption to happen. This article is aiming at exploring and elaborating on the elements of public law in explaining the causes of economic corruption in a political system with reference to Iran.


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