Commentary: Escaping the trap of systemic corruption
Why isn’t the “anti-corruption industry” more effective? In a commentary for Governance, David Arellano-Gault says the problem is “the failure to fully acknowledge the organizational role played by corruption in many societies. When a society experiences systemic corruption, it has built a solid, effective social trap.” He argues that the usual prescriptions of anti-corruption advocates are not enough to break “a socially and culturally sustained vicious circle.” Free access to the commentary. David Arellano-Gault is a Professor of Public Administration at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City.