Political Finance Regulations Around the World: An Overview of the International IDEA Database

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This publication is only available in electronic format
Published: 
31 December 2014
Language: 
မြန်မာဘာသာ
Pages: 
86
ISBN: 
978-91-87729-92-8 (Print)

How do countries around the world regulate the role that money plays in politics?

To help answer this question, in March 2012 International IDEA launched its Political Finance Database, containing data on political finance regulations in force in 180 countries.

This report highlights key findings from the database, emphasizing global trends and regional variations. Correlations between key political finance regulations and other variables such as political freedom and corruption are explored.

The report concludes with recommendations on the key issues needed for better regulating the role that money plays in politics.

Contents

Introduction

About the database 

Key findings 

1. Global and regional analysis 
The world of political finance regulation at a glance
Bans on donations 
Limits on donations
The provision of public funding 
Bans on expenditure 
Limits on expenditure 
Financial disclosure
Enforcement and sanctions

2. Political finance regulations and other variables 
Levels of freedom and regulation of political finance
Perceptions of corruption and regulation of political finance
Political parties versus candidates 
Transparency in political finance

Conclusion

Appendix: full list of questions contained in the database 

References and further reading 

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