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Consequently, the importance of effective anti-corruption measures has expanded into a global political agenda with the OECD, the World Bank and the UN in the forefront.
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The scope has since been broadened to include other sectors, as illustrated in the widely used, post-Enron definition by Transparency International: Sincewhen the OECD promoted a stricter definition of corruption, bribes, kickbacks and embezzlement are supplemented by practices such as illicit gifts, favours, nepotism, and informal promises OECD, a; b; Lennerfors, ; Brown and Cloke, ; Breit, As the OECD puts it: Corruption is discussed in fields as diverse as economics, political science, anthropology, sociology, history, organization studies, international business, business ethics, psychology, and philosophy.
In political science, by comparison, corruption has often been regarded as the result of dysfunctional overlaps between the private and public sector; the task is to decipher the organizational and institutional structures that give rise to corrupt behaviour Heidenheimer et al.
In organization studies, research has sought to describe and understand the organizational settings in which corruption takes place — whether by one or several members within an organization, by individuals on behalf of organizations, or by entire organizations in cases where corruption operates as an institutionalized practice Pinto et al.
Organizational scholars have emphasized that corruption should not only be regarded as a state of misuse, but also as a process, i. Such a process perspective has been invoked to explain why persons not considered to be corrupt or criminal might decide to engage in corrupt activities or networks Fleming and Zyglidopolous, ; Martin et al.
Overall, the literature on corruption highlights the various ways in which the abuse of power is performed: The corruption literature has broken important ground for not only theoretical understandings of why corruption occurs and who it involves, but also for the development of anti-corruption policies and efforts across the globe.
In this special issue, however, we argue that what tends to be neglected is an investigation into, and thus understanding of, the underlying causes and mechanisms of the phenomenon. Thus, we called for papers offering a critical study of corruption, and, further, we invited contributions that turn to theory to problematize and critique corruption.
Our intention has been to go beyond descriptions of alleged corrupt behaviour or normative discussions of legitimacy of particular activities, through engagement in theory-based critique.
By theory-based critique, we mean efforts to go beyond particular normative standpoints regarding acceptable behaviour, as well as arguments rooted in a legal-positivist stance which restricts corruption to what can be defined in the courtrooms. Rather, we are searching for novel or forgotten theories, or combinations of these, that can further understanding of corruption.
In the next section we will briefly elaborate on the necessity of a turn to theory in corruption studies. Following this, we bring together some critical studies on corruption, and through this collection, sketch out a framework for a critical approach to corruption research.
What is critique, or research for that matter, without theory? On the other hand, what is theory if not critique? And turning towards theory from where or what? Our insistence on a focus on theory has three pillars.
Such research tends to empirically single out corrupt practices as opposed to legitimate or non-corrupt but still illegal practices.
Moreover, it is difficult to analyse — and even discuss — the concept of corruption because of the general assumption that corruption is bad for society.
We believe that by undertaking more theoretical reflections on corruption, we can better take on the important task of thinking about the meaning of corruption — rather than to subdue our interests to the more practical concerns of eradicating corruption.
Secondly, we claim it is a challenge for critical studies of corruption to sufficiently address the assumptions underlying the dominant theories of corruption. Most studies that attempt to problematize corruption and anti-corruption practices take their point of departure in empirical data.
We want to explore the possibility for moving such corruption critique forward by focusing explicitly on the role of theory. We believe that a turn to theory can contribute to this already emerging body of literature by both providing a more powerful and effective critique, as well as contributing to the development of alternative conceptualisations of corruption and ways to tackle it.Malusi Gigaba’s terms in office has been fraught with scandals, misconduct and abuse of powers.
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Corruption degrades the quality of the services and also ruins the life of the common man. India is one of the countries highly affected by this threat called corruption. Poli. Psychiatrist Poul Thorsen, MD, who was the principal Danish investigator of the Danish series of studies commissioned by CDC, failed to obtain ethics committee approval for key CDC-sponsored epidemiological studies – as is required under US and Danish law.
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