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More women, less corruption? | Avaaz

More women, less corruption? | Avaaz | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it

Do a greater number of women in leadership roles reduce corruption?

 

Are women leaders less corrupt than their male counterparts? That's a tricky one. The answer, it seems, is something like yes and no.


It's a loaded question, but it's also a terribly important one. Let's start with a well-known 1999 World Bank study that found that corruption decreased 10% for every standard deviation point increase in women in public office above 10.9 percent.

 

That seems like pretty straightforward evidence, but things may not be that simple. Countries with more women in positions of power do tend to be less corrupt than their less egalitarian neighbours. But that trend may have more to do with transparent and accountable systems of governance rather than gender.


Reuters cites a new study entitled Fairer Sex or Purity Myth?:
The report found that in autocratic regimes with strong male hierarchies, more women in power had little measurable impact on corruption, but that in more open, democratic political systems the change was noticeable.'

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Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world

Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it

An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy.


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Words Excusing Exclusion. Professor Michael Clyne

Michael Clyne is Professorial Fellow in the School of Languages at the University of Melbourne and Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at Monash University. His main fields of research and publication are bilingualism/language contact, sociolinguistics, inter-cultural communication and second lan- guage acquisition. Among his books are Australia’s Language Potential (UNSW Press, 2005), Dynam- ics of Language Contact (CUP, 2003), The German Language in a Changing Europe (CUP, 1995), and Inter-cultural Communication at Work (CUP, 1994).

 

'The ‘war against terror’ with its ill-defined enemy has unleashed a new kind of exclusionary discourse which allows people to imagine an enemy among the unknown and strange. This paper focuses on the discourse on asylum seekers employed by Australian politicians from main parties and sections of the media.'

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5 Lessons From Female Board Members - Forbes

5 Lessons From Female Board Members - Forbes | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Sheryl Sandberg - Image via CrunchBase Most large corporations only holding a seat for one female board member (at the most) is no surprise.

 

'If you are a company seeking to find the best ways to please the largest consumer group of all, it would be in your best interest to begin hearing the voices of the female population. Women are responsible for more than 75 percent of all buying decisions.'

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