Corruption in higher education is a newly emerging topic in the field of education research. Some aspects of corruption in education have been addressed in recent works by Eckstein, Hallak & Poisson, Heyneman, Noah & Eckstein, Segal, and Washburn.
In October 2000, the US congress passed the International Anticorruption and Good Governance Act. The purpose of this legislation was to promote good governance by helping other countries combat corruption and improve government transparency and accountability. U.S.
Theoretically, this paper draws on political agency theory to formulate hypotheses. Empirically, it shows that political institutions have a role in explaining the prevalence of political corruption in American states.