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These claims help depict certain individuals as betraying the nation to a foreign power and make them easier to lustrate.
This hypothesis is coupled but distinct from the level of functionality of communist bureaucracy, through which it may be assumed that countries with histories of weak bureaucratic competence will not be able to lustrate the already poor-performing bureaucrats inherited from the previous regime.
States where the authoritarian regime exerted greater control, acted autocratically and committed more crimes may be more likely to lustrate.
Potentially disproportionate censoring of the zero values for highly democratic countries will increase their apparent tendency to lustrate more and bias the estimated slope of the relationship for uncensored observations upward (32).
The countries with Western Christian tradition (level 3) are much more likely to lustrate than those with mostly Orthodox or Muslim traditions (level 2 and 1 respectively).