Oppression Among Nations: Does It Influence Country’s Corruption?
Authors: Yousif Abdelrahim, Russina Eltoum, Riham Hassan
Abstract: Abstract—This research study empirically examines the relationship between oppression and corruption levels at the country level among one-hundred-fifty-three countries (153). The authors used Ibn Khaldun Theory of Education to develop the discussion and support the hypothesis. To test the study hypothesis, the study utilized secondary data from Freedom Human Index (2020), co-published by the Cato and the Fraser Institutes, and Corruption Perception Index (2020) developed by Transparency International. The authors in the study applied weighted least squares regression analysis, and the study results show a positive and significant relationship between oppression and corruption among countries. This study contributes to the literature by empirically identifying and validating a new factor influencing many countries' corruption. The results could also help policymakers understand the roots of corruption and reconsider new policies that eradicate corruption from its starting sources. The authors also discuss future research, the study limitations, and the study implications.
Keywords: Oppression, Corruption, Ibn Khaldun Theory of Education, Freedom
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