Corporations, Politics, and Democracy: Corporate political activities as political corruption

Corporate involvement in democratic processes typically takes the form of corporate political activity (CPA). In an article in Organizational Theory, Daniel Nyberg develops a framework of political corruption to explain the corroding influence of CPA on democratic processes. The articles explicates the corporate capture of democratic processes and assesses the role of corruption in Western liberal democracies. Finally, the author suggests ways to halt this process and thereby defend democracy as a system of governance from undue corporate interests.