Governance: An international journal of policy, administration and institutions

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.

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October 7, 2016 at 8:32 am

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