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Political Corruption

Maygar Political Science 6 17 March 2014 Corruption Research Project Throughout the world, a fundamental truth that must be acknowledged is that our governments are plagued by corruption. This corruption is a pervasive force firmly entrenched across all societies. With that being said, not all governments were created equal. Corruption manifests itself in a multitude of manners causing some countries to be more corrupted than others. The chief focus of this paper is to examine corruption across...

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Political Corruption

Political corruption is the use of legislated powers by government officials for illegitimate private gain. Misuse of government power for other purposes, such as repression of political opponents and general police brutality, is not considered political corruption. Neither are illegal acts by private persons or corporations not directly involved with the government. An illegal act by an officeholder constitutes political corruption only if the act is directly related to their official duties. Forms...

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Political Corruption

The main forms of corruption are bribery, fraud, embezzlement and extortion. These concepts do sometimes overlap, but through them, some of the basic characteristics of corruption can be identified. The reason why young people should fight corruption has to do with the fact that it destroys the system of values in society. Youth is part of civil society and carries the future in its hand and the fact that you are able to look at society in a refreshing way allows you to find alternative solutions...

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What is Political Corruption

Abuse (Political Corruption) Abuse, within the context of political corruption, is the wanton neglect of duty in the pursuit of other motivations. More specifically, it is the use of influence or power for a purpose not originally intended, as judged by law, pragmatism, and culture. In order to categorize an activity as an abuse, there needs to be either a breach of jurisdiction or a breach in the extent a power is exercised within the correct jurisdiction. For example, in Bai Ganyo: Incredible...

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Political Corruption and Govt

Lokayuktas in Indian Parliament The performance of Lokayuktas in the Indian parliament donot present a very encouraging trend. A few lokayuktas could make a mark, thanks to the efforts of the state political leadership; the rest mainly suffered the apathy of the govt. In Andhra Pradesh, this office was temporarily abolished. Whereas in Orissa the office of Lok Pal was held for as many as four years by the JB Patnaik govt. But when the Lokayukta took up some investigation against the same govt...

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Corruption

Corruption is, indeed, an issue of concern to those who are committed to global justice. However, it is not just a development issue. Corruption occurs in all countries, where the mix of opportunity and inclination exists, especially in the interface between the private and public sector. Where it exists, corruption destabilises democratic government, harms trade and investment, threatens the environment and encourages the abuse of human rights. It impinges on basic social services and threatens...

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Political Corruption

Political Corruption - Political corruption is one of the biggest problems in the United States government, but not just here in America, in other parts of the world as well. This global issue is making big headlines and it is all over the internet, yet people still don’t fully believe that U.S. politicians are corrupt. The people that are making all of the “under the table” deals have got the American people blinded with false promises. The national debt is growing and we, the people, are...

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corruption

Corruption is one of the deadly, undesirable and wicked sins that has been imposed on the innocent man by some hungry looking monsters. It is omnipresent, almost like a distorted, antithetical version of God for the present times. It doesn’t sound euphonious when we hear that it has not only led to the malfunctioning of the administrative system and poor law and order, but also some serious causes like poverty and redtapism, which has led to the society’s disability. It has distorted all values...

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Political Corruption

Corruption (By: Muhammad Attique Shah Turabi) * Introduction Definition of corruption: “Misuse of the power for private or personal gain or for other unfair means”. “Dishonest or illegal behavior of the people especially of the people in authority”. By every definition corruption means the violations of the laws of land and social norms and it is Root cause of all ills in Pakistan. Corruption is connected with bribery; it will be useful to define it, too. The word bribe literally stands for...

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Corruption

Corruption undermines human development and democracy. It reduces access to public services by diverting public resources for private gain. The real costs of corruption were highlighted by the UN Secretary-General in his 2009 statement for the International Anti-Corruption Day: "When public money is stolen for private gain, it means fewer resources to build schools, hospitals, roads and water treatment facilities. When foreign aid is diverted into private bank accounts, major infrastructure projects...

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