Understanding Corruption Generically

Badania Systemowe, Vol. 64, 2008

19 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2009

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Maurice Yolles

John Moores University - Centre for the Creation of Coherent Change and Knowledge (C4K)

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

There appears to be a significant awareness that dealing with corruption is essential for the health of socials no matter what their political, social or economic nature. This paper uses the paradigm of knowledge cybernetics to develop a generic theory of corruption that stems from the connection between ideology and ethics. It shows that political, economic and social dimensions of activity can all contribute to processes of corruption when a complexity of ideological/ethical interconnections becomes pathological - i.e., when the connections become severed corruption sets in. The ultimate need is to create a typology that relates the failure in some connections and the nature of the corruption that arises. This could in turn lead to a better understanding of the rise of certain forms of corruption and a better recognition of how to deal with them.

Keywords: Corruption, social pathology, knowledge cybernetics, ideology, ethics

Suggested Citation

Yolles, Maurice, Understanding Corruption Generically (2008). Badania Systemowe, Vol. 64, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1360656

Maurice Yolles (Contact Author)

John Moores University - Centre for the Creation of Coherent Change and Knowledge (C4K) ( email )

Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool
United Kingdom

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