PATRONAGE

Synonyms: Nepotism, Clientelism

A form of favouritism in which a person is selected for a benefit or maintained in a position because of affiliations or connections regardless of qualifications or entitlements.

Anti-Corruption Glossary (Transparency International), https://www.transparency.org/glossary/
Also see: The Anti-Corruption Plain Language Guide. (2009). Transparency,
https://www.transparency.org/whatwedo/publication/the_anti_corruption_plain_language_guide
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